December 4, 2008

Festive Fireplace

You know I have an affection for stars. Christmas wouldn't be complete without a starry host.
I love having the fireplace on during the winter, so I was a little concerned about putting a garland on the mantle. So far, no burning plastic smell.
While I love the natural look most of the year, I was drawn to the glitter for Christmas.
I found these fun silver glittered leaves and green glittered ferns on clearance. The glittery deer is from the Dollar Tree. (2 for $1)
Kudos to the Nester for her fabulous garland tutorial. I learned so much. For instance, the garland here is actually 3 garlands wrapped together.
1. Fraiser fir with pine cones
2. Long needle pine
3. Boxwood with berries (you know I've got to throw some berries in there)
I tied some wide satin ribbon and a couple of sugared apples in for a punch of color.
My finished festive fireplace, complete with some of my favorite things: stars, candles and my new 'artwork.'

23 comments:

Angie said...

It all looks great and I love your original artwork!

Christy said...

So pretty!

I love the red and green:)

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..looks beautiful!! I love the garland with the stars..very festive! Your built ins are just wonderful!
-sandy toes

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

It looks beautiful....yea!! Great job.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your mantel is beautiful!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Your mantle looks wonderful. And I absolutely LOVE the Prince of Peace picture that you made! Very pretty. And so very appropriate and important.

Shannon

Sarah said...

Your room looks so inviting. We have a mantle but it needs A LOT of work! You did a great job with yours!

Lacy said...

I love the red glass and all of the red hanging on the garland. Your art lays perfectly up there also!

The word verification is grate....because your a "grate" blogger!

Tricia Anne said...

Your mantle is beautiful! What a lovely garland! Your painting looks very nice too! :o)

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Looks fabulous. Oh how I wish I had a mantle...
I LOVE the star, very fitting for the season.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the star too. You did a great job!

Blessings,
Melissa

Amber said...

That looks just great. And I love your artwork.

Sunny said...

Oops! I thought I had posted a comment the other day. Hello! How have you been? ;) Mantle looks pretty. I love the Prince of Peace thing you did. I did a Bible study years ago (think it was a Kay Arthur) about the names of God. So, I just always love stuff with like this. So pretty!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You definitely need to link up with Nester's mantle garland on the 10th! It looks great.

Meme said...

Love your garland, and really love your Prince of Peace artwork! Tell us more about it!!! We did a scroll/banner one year across the bottom of the mantel with all the names of Jesus, but alas it was too close to the heat of the fireplace....I am always looking for a way to decorate and keep His perspective at the forefront.

Mom in High Heels said...

Oh, it's beautiful!

Denise K. said...

So pretty and festive!!! Merry Christmas! :-)

Erika said...

LOVE your Prince of Peace artwork!!

The Nester said...

You have a great eye--okay, two great eyes! It looks lovely!

Kathi said...

Love it!! The whole thing is beautiful...I especially love the artwork and I notice the backs of your bookshelves are red too! Thx for sharing!

S said...

It's so pretty, makes me want red in some of my rooms!
Lamp Tramp

Kathy said...

Your mantle looks beautiful! I love how the red really "pops" against the white! GREAT job!

kristi_temple said...

I like your garland . . . especially the apples. Very Festive!