Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Mantel

Hi Everyone!  We wanted to thank you all for all of your wonderful comments on Denise's Christmas Porch!  We are newer to blogging and are really enjoying everyone we are meeting.  We are so grateful for our followers and everyone who comments!  We love blogland!  Thanks to Mary and Dave from Front-Porch-Ideas-and-More for featuring our Christmas Porch,  you can check out the post here.
So today we want to share my living room Christmas Mantel.    When my husband and I moved into our house a little over 2 years ago I was so excited to have a mantel to decorate!   But you may not know, he won the battle of hanging the TV above that mantel!  Although, I do like the way it turned out and think it fits best for the room.   I was really excited when my mom had the idea to buy an electric fireplace for my living room!  This is the first year having it and I was so excited to decorate it, even though I stared at it for about two days before I figured out what to do with it! haha  Does this ever happen to you? 

In my living room I tried to stick with the copper, gold, and green colors.

I used rice lights on all of the pines.  I love these lights they give off a good amount of light, they are much lighter then regular lights, and you can hide the cord easier!

I tied a burlap bow around both deer.

I love these green magnolia wreaths!  They have a hint of gold in them.
These trees are so different they shimmer with glitter.

I made each mantel piece out of various pines.  I started with a swag as a base, which let me secure the rest of the pine. 

In the lanterns I used two different battery operated candles.  In the cream lantern is a Luminara candle.  Which we hope to get up on our website soon.  These are so neat!  You cannot tell it is a fake flame it is amazing, and it has a timer.  The gold lantern is a battery operated taper candle w/ a timer. 

I filled a rustic box with various pines and some more rice lights.

Thank you all for stopping by!  We still have a lot more to show, and we are working on some great Christmas Tutorials.  So stay tuned!
Audra & Denise


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  1. What a beautiful Mantle... it is so lush and thick... I have not heard of rice lights before,,, where do you get them? I just love your blog, I really enjoy reading your post and fall the gorgeous photos....


  2. Hi Alaura! Thank you so much for your kind words! Rice lights are so neat! They are very tiny, but give off a good amount of light. We carry them at our shop. We are in the process of updating our website, but if you are interested you can email us and we can assist you! Thanks so much for stopping by have a great weekend!

  3. Thank you for visiting us and following Red Rose Alley. Your mantel is beautiful and so festive for Christmas. The reindeers are so pretty, and the lanterns add a special touch. You did a great job, and these are lovely ideas. I hope you visit us again soon, and it's so nice to see another mother-daughter blog.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  4. I don't know anything about LED tapers. Haven't seen those anywhere. In your shop? Love the mantel. It's beautiful!

  5. Hi Sheri! Thanks for your comments! We will be back to see more on your blog! We love to see mother-daughter blogs too! :)

  6. Hi Alice! Yes we sell them at our shop, I am hoping to get them online soon. They run on 2 "AA" batteries and have a 6 hour timer. They are very popular! Thanks for your comments and stopping by! Have a nice weekend!

  7. Such a beautiful mantel... luv the swags and lights :-)
    Cheers, Gee

  8. Your mantle is exquisite!!1 I am so glad i found your blog and am now following. I love how LUSH and full the greens are. The trees are really pretty and I need to find the candles with timers for next year. I have them going up my stairway this year and have to turn them on and off. XO, Pinky

  9. Thanks so much for the sweet comments! Yes the battery operated candles with the timers are great! They also last months at a time, which is even better!! :)

  10. loving the reindeer!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):

    happy weekend to you!


  11. What an absolutely stunning mantel! So lush and elegant. You know I love the magnolia leaves and that color scheme!! Very, very pretty!

  12. Shenita, yes love the magnolias for the holidays! Thanks for the comment!

    Michele, I will be stopping over! :) Thanks for stopping by and for the comment!

  13. Your mantle is just beautiful! Thanx so much for coming to the mantle party!

  14. Your mantle is lovely and I'm also getting into the live magnolia leaves this season...never before.

    Merry Christmas,

  15. Wow! It's all so pretty. You did a great job on the pine swags and I love your tree.

  16. Thanks so much ladies! We really appreciate every comment and thank you for stopping by! :)

  17. Your mantel is just lovely! I love the colors you chose. Just lovely!
    The Joyful Thrifter

  18. Thanks so much! We like to try different color schemes! :)

  19. Hello ladies,
    I LOVE your mantel! What a fabulous display of Christmas greenery and deer. I have an electric fireplace too and I'm so happy to have a mantel the past three Christmases to decorate. Yours is beautiful and you have made it look beautiful for the holidays. I'm a new follower. I hope you will stop by and say Hello. Would love to have you.

    Christmas blessings,

  20. Hi Sandy! Thanks so much for your comments and for stopping by! Thanks for following! We will be over to check out your blog! :)

  21. Stunning!!! Your mantel is absolutely fabulous. I love your lush greens and the gold and copper are so beautiful. You could just transform that whole thing to my house and it would be perfect. So beautifully done. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  22. Thanks Marty! Thank you so much for hosting! :)

  23. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!


Thanks for stopping by! We love to read all of your comments!
~Audra & Denise