Monday, November 29, 2010

Woodland Mantel

I am happy today to be joining Layla at The Lettered Cottage for a Mantel Party.  This is just the first of four fantastic parties being hosted by a group of very talented women.  You can join Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for a Christmas Vignette Party on Dec. 2nd, Centsational Girl for a Christmas Craft Party on Dec. 7th, and Thrifty Decor Chick for the Christmas Tree Party on Dec. 9th. 
I went with a woodland theme for the mantel.  I have been very inspired by the German and Swedish blogs in their use of natural materials. 

I have stacked classic books across the mantel and filled red and white transferware with moss, pine cones, gingerbread, cinnamon sticks, a bird's nest, and an orange pomander.  The candles are a hazelnut cream, so the mantel is putting off some wonderful smells.

I will also join Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at her blog A Stroll Thru Life.   Go and visit these blogs for great Christmas ideas.
 With the candles aglow.

23 comments:

La said...

I can almost smell the citrus and spice of your decor. Looks great! La

Marydon said...

I am so enjoying all these wonderful mantle ideas. Yours is so warm & welcoming. I am so habitual yearly ...

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Denise @ http://www.somanytables.com/ said...

I could smell the "smells of Christmas" when I looked at you fabulous pictures. Makes me want to hurry and get everything out.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your mantle looks great Sherry, the greens are just beautiful and I know it smells really great with the pomanders-enjoy.

Sharon said...

Love the look of the natural winter elements you used on the mantel. I can all most smell the pine and love the little gingerbread man.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Sherry. I love the natural look and you have it down! I like the orange pomander, too...I may be inspired to make some this year!

XO,
Jane

Olive Cooper said...

Sherry, the natural decor is terribly pretty and I adore gingerbread. Visiting from Marty's. ♥O

Pat said...

Your mantel is very pretty, Sherry. I like how you used the books.

I need to do my orange/clove decorating.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Love the traditional and natural look of your mantel. So pretty!

Kim said...

Your mantel is so pretty. I like that you really loaded up the books and the pretty bow on the deer is perfect!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

So pretty Sherry. I love the greenery swag with that pretty green ribbon and bows. laurie

Debbie said...

What a yummy mantle for the holidays, Sherry! I can almost smell the wonderful scents of the season.
You did a great of incorporating the books in the design. LOVE it!!
Debbie@lakehouse

Pam said...

I can smell the mantel from here. I had forgotten about the cloves in oranges. I haven't made them since I was a kid. I'll have to put them on my list of things to make this year.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

I CAN SEE YOUR HOME IS READY FOR CHRISTMAS,SO WARM AND INVITING BEAUTIFUL AND TRADITIONAL..THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT MY FRIEND..HUGS

Marianne@Songbird said...

Your woodland mantel looks very original and that little gingerbread man looks right at home there.

Kim said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the classic books and am now inspired to incorporate some old books that I have.

Debbie said...

Sweet Sherry. I feel the warmth and smell the beautiful citrus and cinnamon...I love it!

The Mulberry Girl said...

I'll bet that smells so lovely! I love the use of the books also!

Debbie said...

I'm crazy about the look. The books are my favorite part. That's just different!! I also love the pine cones and pomander. I love those!

Michaela said...

Looks beautiful. I love the rustic elegance!

Brook said...

Lovely! I love the books, such a great touch.

Jen said...

I love the woody natural look! Gorgeous!

Fernanda said...

Hello,
I came here through "keeping the christmas spirit alive 365" and would like to say that I have seen many beautiful mantel, but yours is definitively my favorite! I'll keep that in mind ( notebook mind!) for next year!

Have a wonderful new year. :)

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