Winter Inspired Mantel

December 12, 2013

CHRISTMAS   |   Published December 12, 2013

The other day, I shared my Christmas tree that is decorated in silver, clear, and steel blues.  Since the mantel is right beside the tree, I wanted the two to coordinate.  In addition to sticking to the same colors, I also used silver German glass glitter and pinecones in both places.  Repeating different elements helps your theme to look cohesive between two objects.

I started with a vintage-looking suitcase and a small box which I covered with a sheer gray piece of fabric.  Having different heights in your displays adds interest.  The fabric adds a little softness.

The first things I placed in the display were these little boy and girl angel figurines.  The color coordinates perfectly with the theme for the mantel and I love how adorable the pair is!

For light, I used three mercury glass candleholders placed at different heights.  I love how two of them are high enough to reflect the light into the mirror.

There is a multi-point star dusted with glitter in front of the suitcase.  This was purchased at Pier1 recently.

To fill out the mantel, I added two different trees.  While neither of these trees have anything in common other than the fact that they are both trees, I think they actually go well together.  One is white dusted with mica flakes and the other is silver mercury glass with silver glass glitter.  (Looking back through some of my previous posts, I think I'm becoming a little obsessed with mercury glass!)  Both trees coordinate well with the winter theme.

To finish the mantel, I added a garland of pinecone greenery and a couple of snowy branches.  Then I tucked a few more pinecones throughout the display.

Hanging from the top of the mirror is some more snowy branches as well as a few of the winter picks that I had used in the tree.  Three glass glitter snowflakes are attached to the branches.

I'm very pleased with how everything looks together.  What do you think?

Next week, I'll be sharing another display.....and that one does NOT contain any mercury glass!!!!

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