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Monday, November 28, 2011

Starting on the Mantle...

I've been wanting to get started on a few Christmas decor projects,
and just couldn't wait any longer to show my progress 
on the Living Room mantle.





I found these faux amaryllis stems this last week
and put them in my Guy Wolff Pottery that I found last year
at Restoration Hardware when they were on sale for 75% off.


The pots were a natural clay color and I painted them white.
(surprised?)
Love how they look there on the book bundles.


Add a few mercury glass votive cups...


some greenery...


and this precious vintage print of Madonna and Child.


I'm just getting started.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend, 
Remember, you have until Monday evening at midnight
to enter the 
All Things French Give Away...


Joining in for parties here:

Updated for Christmas Mantle Parties:






xoxo,

65 comments:

  1. Love Guy Wolff pottery, I never would have thought to paint it, but it really looks wonderful!!!
    Your mantle is beautiful!

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  2. The Madonna and child is so subtle and sweet on your mantle.

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  3. Beautiful! I love the Madonna & Child print, especially against the mirror with the reflection from the lovely candles.

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  4. Debra,
    Your vintage print is the expression of the Nativity that stays with me year after year! Lovely mantle! Meaningful message!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  5. Love all the natural elements mixed with mercury glass. I will start my mantel decor tomorrow. Yours is very inspiring!

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  6. It looks beautiful, Debra! What a nice big fireplace you've got, too.

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  7. beautiful! Natural, classy, and still a bit of whimsy...great job!

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  8. Debra,
    That framed Madonna and Child is to die for!
    What a beautifully arranged mantle for Mary and Baby Jesus.
    So pretty.
    xx
    A

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  9. I just love all your religious art. What a show piece!

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  10. What a beautiful layered mantel. I love the sweet Madonna and Child print.

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  11. That is a great start Debra! Love it!
    Sherry

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  12. Oh Debra your mantel is gorgeous! Everything looks so cozy and in perfect scale with your large fireplace.

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  13. Debra,
    I love it all.
    Why?
    Because it's different. Because it's YOU!
    Merry Christmas!
    HUGS,
    me

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  14. Hi Debra! loving all of the layers, everything looks beautiful... t.xoxoox

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  15. Absolutely French chic, beautiful, and so elegant, Debra! Luv it!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  16. I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful work . . . the picture of Mary and the babe is just stunning. I finished my decorating today . . . so fun.

    Merry Christmas.
    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  17. What a lovely mantle. It's all beautiful, festive and peaceful.

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  18. Your mantle is beautiful! I love the Madonna and child!

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  19. Just beautiful...blessings on this Lord's day.

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  20. And what a great start, Debra! It's all beautiful!

    XO,
    Jane

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  21. Debra, this is so chic with a gorgeous French flair! Your mantel is lovely!

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  22. This is so lovely, Debra...the large mirror is amazing, and I love how you stacked the mirrors and print! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  23. Just beautiful and very inspiring.
    xo bj

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  24. So very beautiful Debra... your Madonna and Child is my favorite... xoxo Julie Marie

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  25. simply stunning! the mercury glass is fabulous!!
    blessings,
    rebecca

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  26. Gorgeous, Love those beautiful flowere and the mirror! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

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  27. Debra, this mantle is just stunning! Love the Madonna and child! This is truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. It is looking amazing already Debra!! Was just taking a lil' break so now I am off to finish mine! Hope ya had a fab Thanksgiving!

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  29. P.s. What do you use to make your header?? I am needing to make a new one and the program I currently know of is not what I am looking for.

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  30. Dear Debra, what beautiful decorated mantel-so real christmas- with the fabolous Madonna- and child- that is a treasure.And I love your pots on the old books- and the shine from the chandelier, in your beautiful mirror.
    Hugs, and smiles-
    Dorthe

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  31. This is just beautiful Debra!! I love the Madonna picture you used- so fitting to remind us the true reason for the season!

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  32. Your mantle looks beautiful.

    Kathy

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  33. Oh it is looking so gorgeous Debra! The Madonna and child painting is just wonderful. :-)
    Vanessa

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  34. I never would have thought to paint the pots. That was brilliant. I mean they were already beautiful, now they are elegant. I would love for you to link this inspiring post to our new blog party that we are launching today.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  35. oh Debra, your mantle is just beautiful@ I love how it all sweetly surrounds the Blessed Mother and Jesus...

    Karen

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  36. It's beautiful Debra. So magical with the subdued lighting.

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  37. Beautiful, I love the oval with the blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. FABBY

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  38. So pretty. I was in Raleigh (NC) last week, and I saw the most beautiful religious print...made me think of you. Makes me wish I had bought it and mailed it to you, but I wasn't sure if you collected just Madonna/Jesus or more.

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  39. What a beautiful grouping celebrating the reason for this wonderful holiday. I love the vintage picture of the Madonna and Child, the lamps, the candles...it all goes together so well. Nicely done!

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  40. Debra, your mantel is gorgeous in its own right, but the added details are the icing on the cake.

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  41. Love the reflection of the chandelier ~ PeRfeCt!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  42. Beautiful vignette! I love the Madonna and Child picture!

    Katherine

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  43. Oh my your mantle is gorgeous!! That picture is unblievable..The reason for the season! Let me know who the winner is and I will ship the bag off! If it's me...well that would make it easy! LOL

    Carol

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  44. Oh Debra your Holiday Mantle is Lovely!
    Joining the Blog Party a bit late... but better late than never, right? *Winks* Thanks for Hosting such a Fun Blog Party each week, I really look forward to seeing everyone's entries.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  45. Your mantel is stunning, Debra! I love everything about it. I like the way you painted your Guy Wolf pots white. Gorgeous!!!

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  46. I am back once more Debra... I too joined Patti and Paula at their first linky party at Ivy and Elephants... loved seeing everything again... xoxo Julie Marie

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  47. A very pretty Vignette on the Mantle. Pat

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  48. It all looks gorgeous, but I LOVE that smaller mirror. The details are gorgeous!

    I hope you'll link your lovely mantle up at Knick of Time Tuesday today!

    You can also enter to win a Canvas Photo Print giveaway to turn one of your gorgeous photos into wall art!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  49. Oh your mantle is stunning!!! So many beautiful things. now off to see about your giveaway!
    hugs Lynn

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  50. Okay, I've been trying to comment on this post for TWO DAYS now! All of a sudden, I can't leave comments on your blog. I didn't want you to think I didn't love you!

    Anyway, I love, love, LOVE what you've done here, it's simply divine!

    XOXO,
    Me

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  51. How beautiful Debra...Jesus is the reason for the season :)
    Big hugs,
    Queenie

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  52. Your mantel is just beautiful -- I love the Madonna and child.

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  53. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  54. That mantle is simply gorgeous.

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  55. Hi Debra, Thank you for linking to my party this week. Your mantel is gorgeous and I love the smaller mirror and the Madonna print...Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  56. Love that Madonna print--what a beautiful, serene mantel. Thanks so much for joining Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  57. It quietly says to me, "Silent Night..." I love your image. andrea@townandprairie

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  58. Just breathtaking. I agree with Andrea. Silent night, the true spirit of Christmas.

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  59. Just gorgeous! I love your picture! I collect religious figures and Mary has always been my favorite!

    Megan

    http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

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