Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My Christmas Mantle

Tonight I started my Christmas decorating.

I decorated my fireplace with some of my favourite things at the moment - mercury glass, blackboard and zinc.


Little dollops (I love that word!) of sparkly fake snow.


Some vintage ice skates.


Lots and lots and lots of mercury glass in all shapes and sizes.


And a favourite Danish zinc sign in front of the mirror.


The (almost) finished fireplace - I still need to add stockings.


I still would prefer a white fireplace with possible some board and batten panelling above it to tie in with the panelling in the hall.  I'll add it to my 2011 'to do' list.

One (part of a) room down - several more to go!

Happy decorating everyone.
xoxox

23 comments :

  1. My sister called me last night and told me how you decorated your mantel. Too cute girl! I might have to steal your idea. I can't decide this year what to do with mine. So inspired!!

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  2. The vintage ice skates are just darling. What a great feel to the whole look. So pretty.

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  3. What a gorgeous mantel. I love the mercury glass, it's so pretty. I'll have to dress up mine very soon :)

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  4. Pretty pretty! Ice skates and mercury glass=yummy!

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  5. Samantha..it looks fantastic...all warm and cosy and dreamy...perfect vibe for Christmas..hope you are well lovely x

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  6. Very pretty and sparkly. The ice skates are a lovely touch.

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  7. I love it!!! I especially love the blackboard!

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  8. I love mercury glass too!! I want it everywhere! Beautiful mantel!

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  9. Very festive and I love the ice skates. My sister used to have a pair just like that but I don't know what ever happened to them. Yours look great hanging by the mantel. ;-)

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  10. Love all the sparkely mercury glass. It looks so pretty with your white framed chalkboard. Lovely mantel!

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  11. Beautiful! I clicked on your link because I LOVE mercury glass too. I am trying to make my own. Yours looks gorgeous. Love the skates.
    Blessings!

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  12. We have something....Mercury glass! I love it too!

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  13. Your mantel looks so lovely Samantha. I love the sparkles too and the sign. xx

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  14. Oh my goodness, when I was first planning my Christmas decor I pictured your EXACT mantel. Even down to borrowing a pair of vintage skates from the neighbor next door. (hmm... now that I read back over my comment it seems a bit crazy, but it's true)

    Then I ended up going in a different direction... I just love it!!! Where did you get all the mercury glass?

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  15. The chalkboard idea is really cute and thanks for using the mercury glass...I almost forgot I have some...I will be sure to go get all of it out!!! I'm your newest follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. I love this! The chalkboard and the ice skates, this style is so me, just am in LOVE!

    New follower here for sure!

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  17. love it! just over from the lettered linky and am now following.

    blessings,

    alison

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  18. I love your mantle - from the snow, the sparkly mercury glass, the vintage skates, the sign its all lovely.

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  19. Your mantle looks beautiful! I love all of the mercury glass, the sparkly snow, the ice skates and your wonderful chalkboard, it's all so pretty!

    Kat :)

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  20. Your mantel looks wonderful! Love it! I had to laugh.....I have a pair of skates just like these that I had planned on doing a bit of holiday decor on today. But...after seeing yours...so simple and beautiful....I may hang...as is....we shall see if I can leave them alone! Happy Holidays to you!

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  21. I love how it turned out. The mercury glass is lovely. . . all of it is lovely. I am a girl who loves white, but I like how your mantel works together with the rest. I feels vintage but classic. Beautiful!

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  22. I love mercury glass (I collect it) and you have a couple of great pieces. However, those skates are too brilliant! Great job.

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