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A dusty Christmas mantel


Making a dusty wood mantel feel like a cozy Christmas scene was a wonderful chance to inject lively bright notions of joy. The yarn poms I shared recently took center stage designed in white and resting in an egg cup. Making me to believe snow may just be arriving here any day.

I filled our old stockings with a hidden vase of fresh pretty flowers and hung them with care, a perfect use for the empty hangings until presents come our way.

To finish it off one sweet tree branch, spray painted white and hot glued to the wall. I painted small furniture pads red (an idea found here) and stuck them on tight for our ornament display.

Photography by Carly Taylor

PS. For the record, I actually did not intend to leave the mantel dusty but when the photos arrived I was so happy I did. The dusty wood sets the perfect mood for our family Christmas display!




  • Morgan @
    December 6, 2010 at 9:58 am

    How beautiful! I love all of the accents and details… wonderful job!

  • Sandy a la Mode
    December 6, 2010 at 10:54 am

    i LOVE the vintage and colorful look and feel of this!! :D

  • Lena
    December 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    This is so lovely (and I’m glad you didn’t dust)!

  • Anna @ IHOD
    December 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Its magical:)
    Beautifully done!

  • Natasha
    December 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    This is so cute and rustic, I just love it!

  • Jessica Lynn
    December 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    gorgeous! as always!

  • Kate
    December 6, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I made those pom poms into Christmas ornaments!! Thanks for this super cute and inexpensive decorating idea :)

  • Laura
    December 7, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I wish I had a mantle to decorate! And the fireplace to go with it would be nice too, haha.

  • Lisa
    December 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    This is such a fun and charming mantel. Your colors are beautiful. I made yarn pom poms this year too! I had little helpers actually lol. It was the perfect project for my boys.

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