Modern Country Christmas Mantel

In my front rooms, I like a combination of mostly white dreamy decor with a bit of rustic flair so the boys don’t completely become repulsed.  In my family room, I’m all about comfort and simplicity, sort of a modern country mix.  Have you seen my tutorial on how we recycled our old fence boards yet!??! Here’s where it ended up — my Modern Country Christmas Mantel!
Modern Country Christmas Mantel

On my newly white painted fireplace.  If you haven’t seen the before pics you have to check it out, here.  Do you LOVE it!?!?  I’m married to the best Stud EVER!  Seriously it took him all of ten minutes {if that even}.  He nailed a hammer in for me, too so I could hang the wreath that has made it through way too many Christmases.

I grabbed one of the ornaments leftover from when I made my Front Door {Framed Ornament} Wreath, pulled a ribbon through and twisted it into a branch on the wreath.

I found my beautiful wooden sleigh at my other favorite thrift store.  The price was steep {$0.50}. I kid you not!  I almost screamed out loud when I found it because it was better then I could have dreamed up!

I placed a few of my flocked pine cones inside and have been staring at it ever since.
The reindeer I picked up last year after Christmas from the Home Good store for a GREAT price.  I was excited that there were three different sizes reminding me of my Three Sweet B’s!

The pillar holder is from ZGallerie and made my list for top 15 Gift Ideas Under $30.  I SERIOUSLY think that this set of pillar holder may have been the best purchase I ever made.  They have the perfect white finish.  If you know how to spray paint that glossy, pretty please share the secret!  I bet you’ve seen that picture somewhere!?!?  Perhaps on my right sidebar.  I’ll be sharing the scoop on our backdrop and such soon so keep checking back.  But, here’s a little info on our outfits for the photo shoot.  I hope I don’t clog your google reader because I may be posting twice a day so I can fit in all the material.  19 Days Until Christmas!?!?  Seriously!?!?

This is our first stocking switch out and all but Baby B loves them.  Baby B still wants his Potterybarn Fire Truck stocking and I sort of don’t blame him.  Hmm, I’m thinking I need to go for a little random and throw his back up there.  Yeah, I think I’ll do that right now.  {I’ll be right back}.

I added a few sprigs of mini pine cones and berries for a little splash of color.

There’s a little closer up picture of the pine cones and berries.

The frame used to be black, white, yellow, and now a BRIGHT red!  I didn’t want everything pine around here, so I added a bit of olive leaf garland along the mantels for a classic look {apparently a lot of people like to use this type of garland in December, it was super hard to find it in stock at Hobby Lobby}.  Here it is all together!  It’s screaming Merry Christmas!

Oh, and we had our first fire this weekend complete with s’mores.  Can I just say if you haven’t tried the Jet Puffed Stacker Mallows on your s’mores yet, you are in for a HUGE treat!  {Especially if you are obsessed with a s’mores snack in the microwave during nap time}.

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  1. LOVE your mantel and thanks for linking up to our Home for the HOlidays party over at Silver Pennies! I just linked up my mantel on Danielle’s blog! Hope you can join me tomorrow for a showoff of Christmas trees! p.s. your blog is pretty amazing. 😉 I follow you on Google+ but offically following here now too!

  2. GORGEOUS! Love it. 🙂 Wood, White, Knit stockings…all of it is so very much what I adore!

  3. Really love the way you did your wreath — such a great touch. The whole mantle is beautiful!
    Green Door Hospitality

  4. Gorgeous! Such a cool backdrop for your wreath – love that!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas mantel party – so happy you did!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  5. I LOVE everything about this mantel. Love the rustic wood, the little sleigh, your white fireplace and those stockings are just so sweet. Thanks for linking up to our Home For the Holidays Mantel Link Party.

  6. Your simplicity wins me over, and I love that you used the old fence piece to add texture.


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