Our Wintery Mantel


Just wanted to share some photos of our completed holiday fireplace mantel decor….

Holiday Mantel

A nice little jumble of earthy elements like pine cones, evergreen, and branches, all lit up with fairy lights, candles, and some silvery mercury-glass elements.


Homemade icicle ornaments continue the mercury glass vibe.

More Icicles

DIY tinfoil and glitter icicles….click here for the tutorial!

Mantel Details

The crocheted doilies were made as a wedding present for us by the Texan’s grandmother and great aunt.  They are just too pretty to use, so I framed them and hung them on the wall. Usually they reside in the guest bedroom, but they look so much like snowflakes that I thought they’d go well with the holiday decor here.

Miniature Winter

The old glass plant terrarium contains a miniature winter scene.

Hello, Frosty

Oh, hi Frosty!


Mantel Detail

More icicles, doilies, and other odds and ends. A small rosemary tree makes everything smell yummy!

Mercury Glass

There is just something magical about mercury glass and candlelight.

Wintery Things

The framed radiator grill that is peeking out from behind the display is my decorative disguise of the ugly center channel speaker that the Texan insisted must reside directly below the TV. Along with 600 hundred other surround-sound speakers carved into every corner and wall of the living room. I conceded that battle.

Holiday Mantel

All the wintery goodness topped off by my glittery, reclaimed wood ‘CHEERS’ sign.

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3 thoughts on “Our Wintery Mantel

  1. Charlotte Zweigoronc December 8, 2012 at 2:20 am Reply

    You are so creative and your home always looks warm and inviting…. I would love to live there. Does that Texan know how lucky he is? It took my DH a loooong time to appreciate my homemaking and to learn to say “yes, dear”. Even his male chums are amazed when he tells them how long it took for the “yes, dear” part…..

    • farmhouseK8 December 8, 2012 at 2:57 am Reply

      Haha–thank you! Yeah, the Texan doesn’t do “yes, dear”, he just sighs heavily and trudges on. 🙂

  2. Danielle December 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm Reply

    I love your icicles and all your candles. I’m hoping we get some snow soon in the Northeast. Thanks so much for linking up to our Home for the Holidays Link Party.

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