Natural greenery, ornaments and luxurious ribbons adorn Christmas mantels for the holiday season.
Pine bough garlands are worked up for Christmas mantels with dried berries, pearl-and-amethyst batons, mercury-glass ornaments and satin bows by British designer William Yeoward. Ribbons and decor were purchased at the English passementerie house VV Rouleaux, which has wonderful supplies and examples of simple Christmas bows.
Floral guru Zezé draped the living room mantel of New York City designer Charlotte Moss with beige velvet ribbon caught up with pine cones and boughs plus tree ornaments in two colors and various sizes.
In the Moss dining room, pine boughs and cones, orange ribbons and kumquats on the vine echo the designer’s sunny citrus-hued tablescape.
Pine boughs, sprayed white, are simply arrayed on the mantel and mixed with fresh white flowers in glass and silver vases. Silver candlesticks also compliment the oval mirror.
Hand-knit stockings hang from a festive sign posted on a old pine Texas ranch mantel decorated on top with vintage books and country accessories.
(Sources: Town & Country, Country Living, Veranda)
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Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says
Love these pictures! I want a big stone fireplace to deck out like these soooo bad!
What great mantels. The last two are my favorites. I have been struggling with mine this year.
Very nice. I picked out Charlotte Moss’s right away. She has her very own style. The last one was my favorite. it could have been out of Dickens.
Oh goodness! What gorgeous inspiration mantles!!! Thank you for sharing~ Off to decorate my mantle with some added inspirations!! 🙂 Stopping by from Met. Monday.
What a great post! I would love for you to link this up to my linky party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html
Tricia Rose says
I am thoroughly intimidated.
What beautiful mantels- wish I had one to decorate!
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic says
Gorgeous mantels! They are truly over the top!
I’m amazed at how much has been posted about mantles today!! I put up a blog post and then on FB I noticed your post and several others on the topic. You have a fabulous collection of inspirational images here. Very nice!!
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic says
What gorgeous mantels! Wonderful inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment. I purchased my fireplace screen from Plow and Hearth online.
I love this post. I recognize it from last year, I remember being awed by the ideas then, and I am just as much awed by them today. I really heart the second to last decoration. Very rustic and King Arthur but I still resonate with it.
Thanks for the post!
Jane F says
Thanks to all for the kind words. We also love these mantels — don’t know as I’ll ever find more on this level– so as we were moving some posts over to the new database we decided to show them again. We’ll be mixing old and new for a while.
Marias Hörna says
So wonderful pictures. With such heat. I’m so tired of all the white blogs. So this was just wonderful. Writing from Sweden. Love this blog. Have a nice day. From Marias Corner