Saturday, November 26, 2011

Revisiting Last Year's Christmas Mantel ...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!  Are you still full?  I sure am!

Before I share our holiday home, I thought I'd show my sweet, new blogging buddies what our Christmas mantel looked like for the past few years:


It was filled with sequined nutcrackers of varying sizes:



Littles fellas perched on top of festive holiday nuts:


And, lots of sparkle and beaded garland:



It glowed and shimmered when it was all lit up at night:


While I loved the *blingy* look, I decided to do something different this year.  Lemme tell ya' ... I was stumped what to do until my sweet 5 year old kiddo inspired me ... can't wait to share it with you !!


Have a great day and happy decorating!




41 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said... Reply To This Comment

Your mantel is so pretty Becca. You do an awesome job and aspire to achieve the same..thanks for for the inspiration!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said... Reply To This Comment

and I aspire to achieve the same is what I meant to say. Still sipping on my coffee here and not quite awake!

Jamie {WhimSea Designs} said... Reply To This Comment

Are you kidding me Girl?! You are beyond fabulous!! I love your mantel...can't wait to see this year's!! Have a beautiful weekend. xoxo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I love your mantel from last year. It was one of my favs.

AguaMarina said... Reply To This Comment

very nice ! I loved !!! grettings

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

Can't wait to see it, Becca! I'm not sure which way I want to go with our mantel. I'll probably do it a few times until I find the one that "grabs" me.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, it is stunning. I love all the bling, and I havn't seen the sequined nutcrakers before. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Sonia said... Reply To This Comment

So gorgeous! I love the architecture of your fireplace/mantel! You have dressed it beautifully!

Miss Bloomers

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

I loved your mantel last year and can't wait to see this years!! Your always an inspiration! Martina

Pamela said... Reply To This Comment

Can't wait to see!!

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

I loved your nutcracker mantel, Becca! You did great and now I can't wait to see what you've done this year! You're so creative!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Pattie said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, It's stunning

Kathy said... Reply To This Comment

that mantel was one of my all time favs can't wait to see what you do this year!

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

I so love the bling...so anxious to see what's coming this year!

xo
Pat

Andrea said... Reply To This Comment

If I recall, I think it was your mantel that drew me to your blog in the first place. It was over the top gorgeous!!!! My kids would LOVE it as they're obsessed with all things nutcracker!

Designs By Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I actually saved your picture of your mantel from last year cause I loved it so much!!!! Can't wait to see this year and what you have been INSPIRED to do!!!! XO, Pinky

Suzy said... Reply To This Comment

I love it, Becca. Can't wait to see what you did this year! Did you apply all those sequins???

Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said... Reply To This Comment

oh girl i wouldn't change a thing! last year was lovely!
blessings,
rebecca

sarick said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I absolutely love your mantel. God has blessed you with an amazing talent. Can't wait to see what you did this year.

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

Your mantel is my all time favorite, I even copied it somewhat last year with the nutcrackers...can't wait to see what you've done this year!

Judy

Gina said... Reply To This Comment

Your mantel last year was gorgeous! I love the nutcrackers. I have a feeling that this year's mantel involves the big guy in red? :D

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

Well, it was beautiful in past years, Becca. I can't wait to see what you do this year! I BELIEVE I see a BELIEVE in the picture though~ xo Diana

Buttercup Bliss said... Reply To This Comment

What a gorgeous mantel!! I can not wait to see what you do this year! I know it will be stunning!

Jemsmom said... Reply To This Comment

I am going to drive my butt up to your house and peek through the windows so I can see your mantel!!! You are killing me, you saucy wench!!!! :-)

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving! We sure did but I am always glad to be home!

Becca said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you so much, Sarik!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

WOW- All that sparkle is fantastic!!!
I can't wait to see what you came up with this year.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

Very festive, Becca! I can't wait to see your Christmas mantel for this year!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said... Reply To This Comment

This is one of my favorite mantels! You always inspire us! I love the sparkle and the nuts near the nutcrackers! Great ideas!

Allyson Pecilunas said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I loved your mantle last year! Cannot wait to see what you did with it this year!! :)

Sandra said... Reply To This Comment

O-M-G Becca! I saw this mantel on HGTV's Rate My Space last year...it got some GREAT reviews! I didn't know it was yours!!! Am I surprised? Not really...You ALWAYS come up with great stuff! Love it! Can't wait to see this year's mantel.

Sherry said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your mantel was blazing last year...I can't imagine how you can out do it. Can't wait.

Grace said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, what a beautiful mantel. I can't wait to see what you do this year.:) Grace

Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

I think I remember seeing your mantel on RMS! It was so pretty. I used to use nutcrackers and colorful ornaments when I had more color in my house. Since I've gone more neutral, my Christmas decor did too. Can't wait to see your new mantel decor!

Melissa Miller said... Reply To This Comment

I could not adore this mantle anymore than I already do. :)

AMAZING!!!!

From Marriage To Motherhood said... Reply To This Comment

Becca! I keep checking back for the new pictures!!! Can't wait to see what you've done this year!!!

Kim said... Reply To This Comment

Becca you never disappoint - especially at the Holidays. Can't wait to see what you and little man came up with!
xoxo,
Kim

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Gwen @ The Bold Abode said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my lawdy, Becca! I can't wait to see what yur doing this year!

Babs said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, Your last year mantel from last year. It's so gorgeous...makes me think of Christopher Radko's designs. Looking forward to seeing what you do this year.
Babs

Lizykitty23 said... Reply To This Comment

Oh....they say imitation is the best way of flattery! I will try to do something similar ( wish it was as good and beautiful as yours) for Xmas 2012!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family...this is just magnificent!!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

Thisis one of my all time favorite mantles. Goegeous!