Monday, January 11, 2010

Family Room Mantel Top

As per Janie of Blondie's Journal suggested, I am linking this post to Beth's Mantel Party. For more mantel decor, please visit Beth at http://bethcrabtreehunter.blogspot.com/ and her participants.
Barb is hosting an exciting new meme and it will be going on every Tuesday. Make sure you go visit her at http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/ and view everybody else's tabletops, vignettes and favorite accessories.


This is how I dressed our family room fireplace mantel for Christmas. I was lazy so I omitted the garland which I was glad because it was easier for me to take the accessories away.
And this is now.

I took the 2 topiaries from the living room and moved them here. I also moved the little Meissen dish with 2 little girls from there into here. I bought the 2 Italian cherubim candle holders from Marshall's on clearance for $6.00 each in New Port Richey, FL last weekend and I really like them here.



I love the glow at night.

The urns with bronze ormolu are Sevres pieces.



Here is a close up of the cherubs. Aren't they handsome?


Thanks Barb, for starting and hosting this wonderful meme. And I also want to thank y'all for your visits and comments.

35 comments:

PAT said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christine!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Love the cherub candlesticks!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, this is just gorgeous. I love all of your pretty pieces and the glow of the fire and the candles are just stunning. Hugs, Marty

KBeau said...

You have such beautiful things, Christine, and you do a wonderful job of using them in your home. Stay warm.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

HI Christine! Oh my, I am just drooling at those urns. They are simply stunning. What a beautiful mantle you have created. It has a touch of romance about it, too. You really do have some wonderful pieces. Thanks so much for joining in the very first Tabletop Tuesday. With all your fabuloys collections, I know you will be able to post each week. Blessings, Barb

Blue Creek Home said...

Your mantel is gorgeous...everything is just beautiful!
Rhonda

Tardevil said...

Your urns are gorgeous! The light of the fire casts such a pretty glow on the room! Hope you're doing well!

Just Breathe said...

Looks lovely. A refreshing change. As I gather up my Christmas I look forward to the open space.

Michael Lee West said...

This is so elegant, Christine. The glow from the candles just pulls me in. The porcelain urns are stunning!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Very pretty vignette! Love the urns and the picture is gorgeous! ~Rhonda :)

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Beautiful mantlescape! Well done!

Janean said...

wonderful mantel. the painting is beautiful.

SouthernGal said...

I love that painting. It really sets off anything you put on your mantel!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Together We Save said...

Everything is so beautiful... I think I love the cherubs the most.

Melissa Miller said...

Christine your mantel looks amazing! Love the warmth and glow.

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Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the cherub candleholders. And such a deal. Fabulous mantel.

Debra said...

As always...just so pretty. And you take just fabulous photos!

Treasia Stepp said...

It looks very pretty. Like you I love the glow at night.

Dixie said...

Christine.. I lvoe the mantle decor... but you didn't mention the impressionist painting... I love that!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Christine, you have so many unique things that it is always so fun to see what you will come up with next. I love the way this looks by the glow of the fireplace and candles.

Sue

Chari said...

Hi Christine...

How are you doing, my friend? I hope that the new year is finding you and John both well! I see that you are keeping busy with all the redecorating after Christmas! I'm still working at it...hehe! I do have my Christmas put away finally! I'm slow but sure!

Well Darlin'...what a treat to see your beautifully decorated mantel! Ohhh...the Sevres urns are simply gorgeous...I don't remember seeing them before...are they new? I love those darling little cherubs on the urn...of course, you know how I just adore my cherubs! Now...my friend, I just squealed when I saw those fabulous cherub candleholders!!! Ohhh my...they are sooo beautiful! I think I need them! wink! Where did you find them? Please tell me a little bit about them...who made them, etc.! They look Italian handcrafted to me! Anyway, they really are beautiful and so perfect nestled in right beside your fabulous Sevres urns!!! Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful home with us today, Darlin'! What a treat!!!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Queenie said...

Hey Christine,
The mantel looks beautiful...I especially love the soft glow of the candles and fireplace in the evening pics!

Absolutely love the tour of St. Maateen...that's an amazing and gorgeous place! Makes me wish I was there...seeing how we've had such freezing weather around here.
Lovin' that new rug for the guest room too...it's perfect that really is the icing on the cake for your room.

You sure do know how to put on a party too...the belated Christmas party looks so yummy and pretty and festive too...I know y'all had a wonderful time!

Wishing you a wonderful week...
as always it's been a pleasure visiting with you!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Cindy J. said...

Hello, my wonderful friend! I wish you could have been here to hear me viewing your wonderful vignette, with each picture I was oooohing even louder and longer..sooooo beautiful. I guess you are home? Hope you had a wonderful second Christmas with your sweeties. You are such an incredible lady..what an honor to witness. Love, Cindy

Sue said...

Hi Christine- You have such a varied assortment of accessories and these on your fireplace mantel are gorgeous. I love your urns and your adding those cherub candle holders to the mix really makes the mantel stand out so well! Hope all is well. I am finishing up my holiday un-decorating and dealing with a husband who has hurt his knee and is on crutches. LOL Why are men such big babies?
hugs, Sue

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I love your new candle holders right up my alley for sure...looks beautiful Christine...How was you New years...Many blessings to you this coming year....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sares said...

Very pretty. i like the topiaries on the mantle, they help pull out the greens from the artwork. It gives it a very spring feel. Hope you are having a great week!

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine~~~

I completely forgot about this party today and I sort of surfed my blogroll looking for a party to join! lol!!! You should put this in the mantel party Friday.

It looks so pretty with the candles lit and the fire going. Your night pictures turn out so well and mine haven't been, I need to look at my manual because there is a night setting...

Love the cherubs and of course, can't believe what you paid for them. They are darling! And are the vases a gift from John? I thought I remembered you posting that. Anyway, the mantel is lovely.

Is it warming up near you yet? It is here. It will be in the 30's this week. I just want the old snow to melt. I hate dirty snow. Or maybe get fresh snow to cover it!!!! ;-)

I left a comment on your last post from yesterday. Love the grandkids room. Did you have fun with it??

xoxo
Janie

Denise Marie said...

just gorgeous! Love the colors in the painting and how your vignette gently adds to the ambiance of it all. Love it at night.

Anita said...

Such gorgeous pieces...love the urns and the candlesticks and the topiaries....All looks great together.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling I stimbled upon your blog to find lovely items displayed all over. I love the fireplace and all the lovelies it holds, beautiful!! I joined your followers and will return often.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your mantel looks gorgeous with those urns, and your bargain cherubs! laurie

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I'm so glad you linked up with the Mantel Party! I love the glow of your mantelscape at night. So warm and lovely. Nicely done.

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

The glow of the candles and the fireplace is just beautiful! Very warm and inviting!

-Grace

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so glad you joined the mantel party. I have already found some ideas for next week. And you know how I love yours. Hopefully I can figure out how to take some pretty night pictures like yours for next week! :-)

xoxo
Janie

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