Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Mantel
Hello Friends, I hope you all had a great weekend. As I sit here in my favorite spot on the patio, yes I am still able to sit in my favorite spot, being outside is where I get to enjoy the cool and crisp air with a nice cup of hot coffee and enjoy the peace and quiet before the day begins with everyone else in the house.
Actually, my day starts with the dogs, Lily my yellow lab seems to have an early alarm clock, she wakes me up pretty early with her morning routine… it goes a little something like this….A paw against my head to wake me up, once I am up we head down the stairs to let her and Bella (our chocolate lab) out back…back inside where she waits for me to make coffee. When that is done we head out so she can get the paper…back in for her treat (Bella gets one too even though Lily does all the work) …get their food and then she let’s me get on with my morning. Believe me if I forget any one of these steps…she is sure to let me know by tugging and pulling my sweat jacket.
Recently, I was invited by Christine from Rustic and Refined to join in on a Christmas Series along with a group of other great bloggers to bring in Christmas with a series of Christmas inspiration from Decor, how-to’s, tablescapes and a lot more to inspire you.
While I talked about favorite spots, today I would like to share another spot we (dogs too) spend a lot of time and that is in the family room.
Over the years I have done many styles of Christmas decor and this year I am going a little vintage farmhouse.
I found these vintage strainers (can you see them on the mantel?) at a local thrift shop called Community West that I absolutely love and most of the items used this year are from there. The two vintage strainers are what inspired me to go with a vintage farmhouse style along with another purchase made which I will be sharing soon.
When I purchased these two strainers the were not intended to be used for my Christmas mantel, but as I looked at them, I saw Christmas trees, (see them now?) by turing them upside down and placing them on silver candlesticks.
To go along with the farmhouse style, I pulled out my antique grinder and vintage sifter and used them as the main centerpiece to nest some silver metallic birds . The two vintage pieces were embellished with some cypress, pinecones and faux snowballs and finished off with some silver glitter Christmas sayings. A frosted glass Christmas platter was placed behind the the birds.
As I mentioned the vintage strainer Christmas trees were tuned upside down and placed on some brushed silver candle sticks. A small star tree topper was added with some hot glue and the bottoms were embellished with a small circle mirrors…
A small white tree was placed in the mailbox I recently refinished and decorated with silver metal ribbon along with some small ornaments in silvers and whites.
The fireplace screen got a wreath of cypress along with a silver polk a dot ribbon to coordinate and complete the circle mirrors
The vintage Window coffee table was decorated in silvers and blues, using my silver tea and coffee set one filled with hydrangeas and pine brach greenery an the other with a blue tassel. A silver bowl was filled with blue and white ornaments with some pine greenery. The sugar bowl was filled with small disco balls and faux snow was added to the botttom.
I hope you all like what I have done so far, I am still working on this room and will be sharing more at the next blog hop Christmas series on December 3rd.. Hope to see you there!!!
A Big thank you goes out to Christine for all her hard work and time she put in on making this Christmas series happen!
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