Wednesday, December 7, 2011

~ Christmas Mantel Decorations 2011

It's been several Christmases since the beauty of Mercury glass caught my eye. I don't think I'll get tired of it anytime soon. It's wonderful to use all year round, but it really is beautiful at Christmas with all the lights shimmering off of it.

I wanted to keep it as simple as possible this year. In the past we have enjoyed different traditional Christmas colors in this room and on the mantel, but it is mostly white and silver this time. And lots of tiny lights.

Sometime during the past year I found the Mercury glass crown and the decanter knowing that they would be a welcome addition to the other decorations at Christmas. Still everything else was from years past. Using not only what we had, but using a lot less.

I've found many ways to decorate with the large Mercury glass tree each holiday season. I've seen some smaller ones being displayed this year and it's difficult not to look a few of those to go with the big one. So far so good.....

If you have been by previously, you probably know this is a faux fireplace with an antique fire insert that we created several years ago. I always love it, but at Christmas maybe just a little bit more. Thanks for stopping by and sharing Christmas.

See Y'All Soon~


  1. Donna, your mantel is absolutely gorgeous! Love the mercury glass...the shimmer is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Faux or real, your fireplace is so beautiful, Donna, you really don't have to put a lot up on it! I think what you've done has complimented its design. I love all the sparkle and I think the crown is my favorite piece!

  3. Oh this is beautiful! I would love to walk into this room every day. How talented you are! I am still with festive colors and snowmen. Having brought up four older children I longed for the day when I would have classy decorations at Christmas without the colored lights... and then I had three more beautiful boys and it's back out with the bold again! Thank you for sharing your lovely photo's, 'Happy Holidays' Sally xx

  4. Donna, Gorgeous!! The mantel is so beautiful and I love the mercury glass and the painting.

  5. This is amazing, hope you'll come by to link up with Vintage Inspiration Friday! just joined as a follower! xo

  6. This is so pretty! Love the picture above the mantel to show the true reason for Christmas. :-)

  7. This mantle is EXACTLY what i want MINE to look like! oh my...sigh.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous. A winter wonderland right on your mantle.
    Do you remember where you found the crown? It's gorgeous.

  9. Thanks for your kind comments.

    I'm so happy to know others love the Mercury glass as I do. It's so antique looking even when it's new.

    You are right Kathy in the past, when I put a lot more on this mantel, it might not have needed so much!

    Sally, sometimes I miss the colors that remind us of a children's style Christmas. No grand kids, but I bet one day I'll be happy some of the color decorations are still waiting in the boxes.

    Sue, the picture is a print of a very old painting. No memory of which artist painted it.

    Michelle thanks for your sweet compliment. You know how much I love your white and vintage decorating.

    Diane, I think the crown was from Marshall's. I haven't been to Home Goods in quite a while, but they may have had it as well.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  10. I love that crown--if I found that I would go running to the register screaming with delight:)! My kids I am sure are hoping I never find it....

  11. Stunning!!! What a Beautiful Christmas Vignette... and your Mantle is reminiscent of a European Castle...

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  12. Your fireplace is just gorgeous. So happy to have seen you on here and be able to visit.

  13. Oh my goodness! I love all of your mercury glass and the patina of the silver! Absolutely beautiful!

  14. Love your Blog! I am a new follower. I found you on Pinterest and I am following you there too.
    Your home is delightful and I adore your mantle.
    Merry Christmas,


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