Monday, December 8, 2008

Let's Talk Mantels

I'm still refining my mantel, and if I can get some time, I'll take pics of my Christmas decorating this weekend. I'm trying a few new things this year, so it'll be fun to see what y'all think. Until then, see what you think about these Christmas mantels.











Do you have a favorite? I love most of them, but if I go with white and silver this year, I've gotta love #2 and the last two mantels.

17 comments:

Bridget said...

I love them all but the last one and #6 are my favorites. What a great collections of mantels.

Bridget said...

Is that a view of Lake Travis on you blog header? If that is your balcony, I officially hate you. lol

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

7, 8 and 9 for me.

Great pics...can't wait to see yours!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love number 1~! I have yet to do my mantle- It's been slow going this year but I AM enjoying it all~♥
Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos

Becca Watson said...

I love the first one. I'm still waiting for my husband to build me a mantel, so I can decorate it..

Maya said...

Last two. I'm drawn to simple and white.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful mantel images, Sandra.

I've always wanted to decorate with a thick garland going all the way to the floor. Having only a mantel, instead of surround, I'm unable to get the look I want. I've always loved that look.

Sorry to hear about the accident. It is so scary, with kids and grandkids driving. I've had the phone call. Fortunately, no serious injuries, but the car! If I had seen that first, I can only imagine!! Good thing I didn't!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

The next to the last is my favorite. All that old silver, as well as the mercury is just eye catching to me this year. The evolution continues at my house. Did you see my chain ball swags a couple days ago? I'm still cracking up at that! ~Mindy

Nola @ the Alamo said...

They are each beautiful in their own way. I prefer "rustic" and homemade items, and especially old items that have been in the family for ages!

Erin said...

I love all of them. I have to say, I love number one the best! They all put my mantel to shame!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Ooo...I love the one with all of the stockings, and the one right under it with the three white stockings. Both are simple yet totally striking to me. I'm in the market for a salvaged mantle...the man of the shorehouse doesn't "get" it (why would anyone want a mantle with no fireplace?). He will see the genius some day. ;-)

dec0r8or said...

I like the one right above your white and silver ones---with the slipcovered chairs. I could live there! I also love that one with all the chili peppers...that's way cool! I wish I had a mantel!

Amber said...

I like the blue and white and then the last two.

Ya gotta have at least SOME red, Sandra!

GrannySmithGreen said...

#4 is my favorite. It oozes coziness to me. I'd sit by that fire and never get up!

Cote de Texas said...

The next to the last!!!

Millie said...

#7 for me Sandra. It looks somewhat familiar as in the renovation of our 1972 'beauty' we've had to paint the open-face brown brick fire surround the same Antique White as pictured. So I need to decorate the mantle very simply to complement the style. The touch of blue is wonderful. So this post is absolutely perfect timing - thanks a million!
Millie ^_^

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You know, I really like the more simple mantels! The ones with huge garlands are beautiful, but it's the simple ones, like the one with the Amarylis that I'm drawn to.

Manuela