Dec 12, 2011

My Storybook Christmas Mantle...

As I said last week,
I am shaking it up a bit for Christmas...

using fresh greenery..


so...
over the weekend I made this fresh swag
with Laurel from the garden...

and today decked out my mantle...


fresh pine saplings tucked in urns
bookend the mantle vignette...


I wanted my vignette
 to have a Christmas Storybook feel...


 a warmly lit cottage in the wood
felt like a good place to start...


this sweet reproduction Victorian scrap ornament
is my favorite...

a whimsical delight...


do you believe in storybook magic?
I do...



sailing silently...



lights out...


and goodnight,
sweet dreams my lovely friends...

isn't that is how all happy stories end?

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Thanks for stopping by today!

24 comments:

Bluebell Woods said...

Lovely decorating. I love that angel. What a great idea. I also love the iridescent ornaments. I would love to find some of those. I just love visiting your blog
Janice

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Your laurel swag is my favorite part of the entire room...probably your entire cottage! The fact that you made it out of laurel from your own garden just woo's me. lovely.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

It sure is storybook magical! So nicely done:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Designing Lady Jane said...

Your room is gorgeous, that garland makes quite the impact. The mantel is so whimsical, a real Victorian winter wonderland.

Olga said...

So magical! I love your green garland, pine branches and that lovely white cottage.
Enjoy the holiday season!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

Kathijane said...

I love your storybook mantel! And I believe! I do:)

June said...

Bella your Christmas decor is so beautiful. I LOVE that garland of laurel leaves. It is stunning.
That mantle is magical!
hugs...

Sonia said...

Oh this is all so gorgeous..love this style and the soft colors..Your little house is so cute all lit up with those sweet bottle trees! I am completing my little village. The vintage window just steels my heart! Love it all!
Miss Bloomers

Audrey said...

So soft,serene and beautiful...and yes,magical...love it!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

It is magical--thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Everything seems just as it should be this time of year,enchanting-Denise

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures. Your home looks like a storybook:-) Take a look at my blog, it's Lucia.

Regards from Sweden
Elna

Dorthe said...

how beautiful dear, so love your lil house, and the dear scrap ornament-and the window is perfect there.
Hugs,Dorthe

Farah Muzaffar said...

What a beautiful dreamy post it is Bella... very magical ans soft and tender... your mantle looks so beautiful and very unusual from the routine... love the little wreath very much...
Happy if you come to see me at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
with love from
Farah

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Dear Bella!

This is a fairytale and you must be the queen of fairies!

I love your mantle, really!!

fra

Ozma of Odds said...

...ADORE the storybook theme and your tiny iced pond, and that your snow fairy is riding on the back of a swan...

magical!!
xo, Rosemary

Gayle said...

Oh I am lost in magical white...love, love it Bella! And I also adore the pictures on the side bar for Christmas. What a beautiful magical world you have created, thank you for sharing it with us!
Blessings from Behind the Gate

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Yikes! This is so gorgeous! The garland is wonderfully elegant, but I love every single thing you are showing here. It makes a wonderful fantasyland. Your rooms are so pretty! Makes me happy! xx

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

I can't believe you beat your display from last year, dear Bella!

That laurel garland you made is spectacular...had to have taken the whole weekend.

I can imagine how it all must sparkle...BIG kudos to YOU!

God Jul,

Sandy

Sherry said...

Bella,
This is so pretty! I am still loving your angel wings. It all looks dreamy! Have a Merry Christmas!
Sherry

Victorian1885 said...

Happy belated Birthday Bella! Your home looks enchanting for the Holidays!

Wanda

Karen said...

Magical and beautiful, love the ice pond and the Victorian ornament. It all looks beautiful together.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Magic!

Following now! Hope you will stop by my blog to see my Christmas magic too! Check out my "Two Weeks before Christmas" post :)

Amber @ junkaholicsunanimous