Christmas Mantels (or Mantles?)

Hey friends! Have you started putting out your Christmas decorations yet? I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet!  But hey, a few more days and it's full on Christmas!

I started pulling mine out yesterday, I had planned on doing it last weekend but just couldn't get into it, I have to be "in the mood" for Christmas if ya know what I mean.
I needed a little inspiration while dragging stuff out of my basement so where did I go??

Pinterest, of course.

I was looking at Christmas mantels.  By the way, did you know that it is ok to spell mantel this way and mantle this way??  Too weird.  I prefer mantel, I don't know why.  So to all those "mantle" folks that thought I was a bad speller, think again, you're the bad speller!  Oh, wait... :)
So back to Christmas Mantels on Pinterest.  Look at this fabulous one!  Isn't it the best you've ever seen?!?

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My 2010 Christmas Mantel 
Ok, it's mine, I guess my blog name at the bottom kind of blew my cover. :)  Anyway, this is mine from last year.... I was shocked to find that it had been re-pinned 70-something times in the past 2 weeks!  I'm sure that's not very much but it made me smile, especially when it's out there with tons of other beautiful Christmas mantel pictures to choose from.  I'm planning on some variation of this for this year, I put mine up but am still tweaking it... will share it soon!

Here is some lovely inspiration from Pinterest...



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So elegant!

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A natural look from Better Homes and Garden

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Pretty and Unique!  Not sure what kind of greenery that is but it's different for Christmas.

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Ballard Designs is beautiful (of course!)

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Simple red and green looks fab but is anyone else confused by this stocking placement?? Still like it though...

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Lovely!
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Are those real trees?  That looks awesome!  Love the angel too.

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I love the grapevine swag with ornaments! 

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Centsational Girl always get it right...

Well, I hope if you haven't started busting out the Christmas decor yet that this post will get you a little more excited to do it.  Christmas is coming whether we're ready or not!! 

Are you ready???

PS:  Photos are sourced where I could find, all are on Pinterest!

16 comments :

  1. I'm always 'not' ready for Christmas but once I start decorating, I seem to get in the mood. I love your mantel/mantle from last year! I love the decorating in 'whites' and 'silvers' but for some reason, I just need to have some color -- I'll probably try a few areas like that and see how I feel about them.

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  2. I love the one above with the stars hanging down & the candles in the fireplace. So pretty. Thanks for hunting all of these down & sharing!

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  3. my fave was the frost apple one. they were all really lovely. however, i enjoyed looking at the simplicity of the frost fruit one.
    have a wonderful thanksgiving.
    blessings,
    rebecca

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  4. I wish I had a mantle! It's just too hot here, even in winter, to have a fire going! I love your Christmas pinspiration though, so thanks for sharing these great ideas.

    If you have 5 minutes please pop by and check out my weekly pinterest linky party. I would be so honoured if you could link up this post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha

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  5. Hi Kate! No wonderful your mantel was pinned 70 times - it's gorgeous! Decorating mantels are the hardest thing for me and I love Pinterest too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. I can't believe I allowed myself to buy a house without a fireplace/mantel. It is one of the things I miss most about decorating at Christmas time. Your mantel was sooo beautiful last year. I must say though that the second mantel shown really catches my eye :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing! Im so ready to decorate my mantel now your post really put me in the mood for some holiday spirit !!!

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  8. This is a perfect post for my Wednesday Pinterest favorites link up. Come on over and link up this week!

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  9. Those are just so beautiful! I am itching to start decorating but we have a pretty strict "not before Thanksgiving" rule in our house! Counting down the days.

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  10. What elegant Christmas decor! I've gotten tons of ideas. Thanks!

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  11. Those are so beautiful. Trees look stunning. I love that all decoration.
    Thanks for your sharing.

    bingo cards

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  12. love all these pictures (and your last years mantel looks great!!) the different greenery with the hanging stars is beautiful too!

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  13. Yours is lovely (from last year) and I look forward to seeing what "tweaking" you have done for this year. I guess there really are no rules as far as mantles.

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  14. Beautiful !
    The 4th mantle has seeded eucalyptus, you can get that at your floral shop, smells really nice, too :)

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  15. Christmas mantel looks Lovely. After read your post I am curious to decorate my home by this way. Thanks for sharing valuable information. I will decorate my home with Luxury Artificial Christmas Trees on this Christmas.

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  16. This is just awesome! I can pin all of these lovely images of Christmas decorations and be so happy! It's nice to see this homey photos during the holidays!

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