Christmas Mantel

Christmas Mantel with silver and natural elements.

For my mantel this year I used the following:

Paper Mache Deer

Fresh Greenery

Faux Florals

Pine Cones

Vintage Silver Pieces

Hymnal Banner

I love the traditional colors of Christmas. The reds and greens just say Merry to me.

Christmas Mantel with silver and natural elements.

One thing I tried this year was to add a little lime green and blue sparkle to the mantel.  Two colors that I never get tired of.  And this season I’ve been a little obsessed with peacock feathers.

Christmas Mantel with silver and natural elements.

I got this formally gold deer at a yard sale for $1.  He’s made of paper and fits perfectly on the mantel. To freshen him, I used some metallic spray paint.

Christmas Mantel with silver and natural elements.

With fresh holly and greens from the yard I created a holiday wreath for him.

I stood my sugar pinecones in silver pieces to add height and sparkle.

I mixed the silver painted magnolia stems with the faux and real greenery.

I used pages from a yard sale hymnal to print out Joy & Peace.

I am  loving my birthday present from Jamie. She made me this awesome chevron pillow with a glitter reindeer on it!

Thank you Jamie :)  She made me an ornament too, I’ll share later, if I ever get my tree up!


Totally different from last year, but I did have a deer up there :)

What do you have on your mantel this year?


Sharing:  Savvy Southern Style, The Lettered Cottage, Savvy Southern Style, Nesting Place



  1. says

    What a beautiful mantle….I love the large pine cones and that reindeer was such a find. It looks fabulous in silver. Also loved the peacock feather peeking through the greens( I love the colors)

    Happy Holidays

    Lucky 7 Design

  2. says

    Debbie Fresh, this is so pretty! I love that you painted the deer in silver, I think he’s rather “dapper” in silver. The fresh greens really make the whole mantel a showpiece. Awesome job!

  3. says

    This seriously looks like it came out of a magazine. It has me regretting letting my husband talk me into putting a TV over our mantel. I just hope to get the Christmas lights on the tree tonight. Sigh. I know it’s only the third but it feels like it’ll be time to take it all down next week and I am SO behind! Come over! LOL

  4. says

    Can you come to my house and decorate my mantel? Feel free to bring all the goodies you use. This year we now have a tv on our mantel so I am struggling. I have a little area to work with but still trying to find something that looks good. Ahh I just always love how you decorate your mantels.

    • says

      Can you hook up your TV to a computer via an HDMI cable? (Or does it have a way to plug in a camera or memory card?) You could always skip the messy painting a chalkboard/canvas and instead play with fun fonts and create a powerpoint/ multiple images that rotates through digital versions of these popular artwork options. Then work with the vertical space you have on either side of the TV with taller pieces to balance it out. A ‘high tech’ mantle would be pretty sweet!

  5. says

    LOOOVE this! Haha I actually have used the exact same reindeer in my own mantle! (and I’m pretty sure its the same one that John & Sherry @ YHL spray painted red a few years ago too…he’s a popular guy! haha) You did such a fab job glamming it up without making it a nasty guilded mess a-la-dynasty. Beautiful job! (Diggin’ the chevron pillow too! Kinda a lush for chevron!)

  6. says

    Your mantel is gorgeous! I adore the banner, the reindeer, the greenery and pinecones — perfection. My mantel is as bare as the trees in my yard, but you’ve inspired me to start decorating!
    Your Friend,

  7. says

    I like your idea of using sheets of music for you banner. Did you hand draw the letters? It’s beautiful! I don’t have a mantle but I do think of my desk as a sort of faux mantle.

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