36 Ways to Decorate the Christmas Fireplace Mantel

 

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Pam Pierce – Holiday Mantel

 

Truth be told, I need all the inspirational help

I can get for Christmas decorating, and specifically,

trimming the fireplace mantel for Christmas

because as a natural born minimalist, I get

shaky around the holidays when so often

“more is more” and abundant embellishment

becomes a virtue.

 

Just because I feel more comfortable with spare

doesn’t mean I am exempt from decking the halls.

Decorating for Christmas at home is about

ushering in a sense of joy and peace and

celebration with family and visiting friends.

 

For my fireplace mantel this year (find it

hidden within the collection below!), I added

fresh evergreen branches from my front yard,

tiny white fairy lights, a few vintage gold balls,

and a pair of wild rosemary topiaries.

I would love to create something to cover

the big black TV hovering over the pretty

so maybe next year!

 

We recently addressed:

 

Modern Farmhouse Holiday Decorating 

romantic Paris holiday decorating

It’s a Wonderful Life (In Winter)

Romantic Farmhouse Christmas decorating

Swedish farmhouse holiday decorating

Swedish Christmas decorations

decorating with my mom’s Swedish accents

decorating with tips from the Enchanted Home

decorating with advent calendars

decorating with stars

decorating with wreaths

 

and now turn our attention to

 

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Pam Pierce

DECORATING THE CHRISTMAS MANTEL

beginning with a favorite interior design genius

and editor of Milieu Magazine,

Pam Pierce.

 

With her classic, European styled mantel decor

above and below…the decor is luxurious and awe inspiring

while at the same time possessing a humility

and groundedness…and to my eyes, this is possible

when one remains true to natural elements and

pieces from the past invoking calm and peace.

 

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Pierce’s designs appeal to my need for restraint

and refinery without excess, and her color palette

soothes me, invites me to rest and enjoy quietude.

 

Mary Oliver’s poetry has a similar effect

on my spirit and guides me into a peaceful dimension.

Her poem about praying, for example:

 

Praying

It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.

From: Thirst: Poems

 

Isn’t that poem just a lovely antidote for the hustle

and bustle and holiday rush so many of us fall

prey to each year as we strive for perfection,

when what our hearts may truly need is rest?

 

Enjoy these lovely examples of beautifully executed

Christmas and holiday decorated fireplace mantels,

most of which appeared in Traditional Home,

Veranda, and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazines.

 

Devour, pin away, and let me know your favorites in

the comment section at the very bottom of the post!

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Did you find a favorite or three?

 

So many gorgeous ideas to launch your own plan

for the Christmas fireplace mantel, and whatever

design direction you are led, I hope in the end

it will feel like you and be a personal

expression of your heart.

 

Hello Lovely, holiday goodness!

Find it in abundance in these posts:

 

Modern Farmhouse Holiday Decorating 

romantic Paris holiday decorating

It’s a Wonderful Life (In Winter)

Romantic Farmhouse Christmas decorating

Swedish farmhouse holiday decorating

Peace to you right where you are.

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4 Comments

  1. December 21, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    I love #33… those round eucalyptus? leaves look like bokeh!

    • December 22, 2016 / 3:16 am

      hahahaha. it does! such a sweet mantel!

  2. December 22, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    What gorgeous mantels! I especially love the ones with fresh greens just laying on top, so simple and natural. Thanks for all the ideas!!

    • December 22, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      you betcha! thanks for visiting, holly!

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