Hi everyone! I am linking this post to Susan @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for Met Monday
and The Nester @ http://www.thenester.com/2009/12/christmas-tour.html
Please visit these two wonderful blogs to view what other participants are sharing with us.
Join me as I show you my “before & after” of my fireplace! Here is my “before” picture of my fireplace. No Christmas decorations whatsoever.
And here are my “after” pictures. If you’d like to see photos of my Christmas tree, you can see them here.
Ok, let’s take a closer look at the mantle! :) This year I decided to decorate this area in cream, gold, and green, with an accent of red. I used two of those plain garlands and added clear lights to it. I found these lovely magnolia flowers at Michael’s. I love how they go with my pictures above the mantle. I also placed gold ornaments and gold Christmas picks I found at Hobby Lobby. I spray painted the pinecones in a gold color. The finials were from a sale at Hobby Lobby during the summer. They used to be a gold color and I decided to paint them an ivory color. The angel is my red accent.
Would you like to see a close up of the angel? :)
I made some bows with gold and cream ribbons for the edge of the mantle. :)
I purchased two live poinsettias and placed them next to the nativity scene. The poinsettias are a light yellowish with pink. They were 2 for 9.00! :) Great buy!
Mr. Santa is proudly standing here.
This is the reason for the season. :) The birth of baby Jesus. :) I have 3 nativity scenes but this one is my favorite. They are white in color with 24 karat gold. I purchased these years ago.
And that is my tour of my fireplace. I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed showing them to you. :) Have a wonderful day.
It all looks so stunning! I LOVE how you added the magnolias to match your pretty pictures! It all ties in so well. You did an amazing job! Thanks so much for sharing!
Have a blessed week!
PS..I LOVE *Mary Did you Know* its my new all time Christmas fav!!!
Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the angel and all the ribbons and lights.
Oh Sandra! Your decor is beautiful! Just stunning! Great job!
It is beautiful. Don't you almost wish you could leave it up that way all the time?
Everything looks absolutely beautiful. Your Christmas tree is gorgeous and your mantle is simply breathtaking. Have a wonderful Monday.
Oh so pretty. Fabulous mantle!
Your decorations are first rate. Very festive. Rosie
Sandra, I think your mantle looks gorgeous along with your stunning tree :) Besos, Rose
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your Christmas Spirit & decorations in your home. You are welcome to stop by my blog to view my tour as well.
Happy Holidays & Many Blessings
It all looks so festive! I am stopping in from Nester's Tour. If you would like to see my tour posts you can click on the 'Christmas 2009' tag on the left sidebar of my blog. Have a great holiday season!
Sandra, your mantle is so beautiful..
I finally got to visit this post by stopping in from the A to Z party...
love the florals you used..
Sonny~ 155 Dream Lane
Your Christmas decor is so elegant! Thanks for the inspiration.
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