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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:

Cindy said...

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

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Beautiful~!

Honey at 2805 said...

It's beautiful, Debra!

Olive Cooper said...

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

Alice said...

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

On Crooked Creek said...

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

Kelly said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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

Janel@hatingmartha said...

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

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

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

Solange said...

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

Ellie said...

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

Sherry said...

That is a great start Debra! Love it!
Sherry

Betsy said...

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

Leslie said...

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

Theresa said...

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

Heaven's Walk said...

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

xoxo laurie

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

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

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

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

Susan said...

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

Shelley said...

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

Blondie's Journal said...

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

XO,
Jane

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

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

Linda said...

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!

bj said...

Just beautiful and very inspiring.
xo bj

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

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

rebecca said...

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

Theresa said...

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

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

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

Pamela said...

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!

Pamela said...

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.

Dorthe said...

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

Mary Ellen said...

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

KATHY said...

Your mantle looks beautiful.

Kathy

At The Picket Fence said...

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

Ivy and Elephants said...

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

Jo's This and That said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing JoAnn

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

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

Karen

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

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

FABBY'S LIVING said...

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

Tardevil said...

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.

Karen said...

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!

Sarah said...

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

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

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

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful vignette! I love the Madonna and Child picture!

Katherine

The Polka Dot Closet said...

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

Bohemian said...

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

Online Parenting Class said...

really lovely~

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

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

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

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

Pat's Pink Apron said...

A very pretty Vignette on the Mantle. Pat

Angie said...

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

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Just beautiful Debra!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

So very beautiful!

Dee

Lynn Stevens said...

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

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

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

Queenie said...

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

Scribbler said...

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

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

blessings
barbara jean

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

That mantle is simply gorgeous.

Hugs,
Judy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

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

very merry vintage style said...

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

andrea said...

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

Pam @ Frippery said...

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

1 Funky Woman said...

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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