Did I just actually title this post Rustic elegant Christmas mantel? The word elegant? I guess I did because to me when I look at our mantel this year I see a rustic, elegant Christmas mantel. I had to really show myself up this year, or I should say redeem myself after last years cheesy tie mantel. I did like our mantel last year because I thought it was different. But different doesn’t always translate into that looks really nice HA!
Last years Christmas mantel here
I told you, I think last year I just must have been lazy and tired and not in the spirit as much. Perhaps, because I knew our son was heading off to College in the Summer and I was really preoccupied with that for a while. I’m over it now lol. We do miss him, but he is so happy and thriving it comforts us in knowing he is on the right path and doing well.
I couldn’t resist the Peace Marquee sign marked 50% off at Michaels. They had a large selection of them but this one had that rustic elegance I was looking for. I used a simple pine and greenery swag on twine to swag over the burlap stockings.
I added the candy canes to the sign for a little color.
Inexpensive little vases with festive greenery and the bakers twine wrapped around the middle of the vase.
Simple white votive’s to add to the ambiance in the evening.
The burlap stockings came from Oriental trading company a few years ago. I stenciled the numbers on them. Also, last year at the end of the season I bought the pillow cover from pottery barn. I wanted it all season but wouldn’t pay the price. So I waited and lucked out, they still had it.
Mini wreaths on the rustic shutters and the burlap bows I found already done up at Walmart..those were cheap too!
It’s hard to take pictures without sharing the tree yet. I think it’s a bit too soon.
A lot of bloggers are getting slack for sharing their Christmas decor so early before Thanksgiving. I am fortunate that I have not gotten any negative feedback from my lovely readers:)No worries, we don’t skip Thanksgiving. In fact, it’s tradition for my Mom and sister to come and spend the holiday with us. So, it indeed is a favorite of mine. Plus, doesn’t everyone like to get their ideas early? I mean seriously, retail dictates what we do and share. If we wait too long, the items are gone, or you don’t have enough time to make these crafts, or wreaths.
If you missed my diy ornaments or my owl wreaths you can go check those out.
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Glass clear Christmas ornaments
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Love your mantel, it is gorgeous and I definitely think it is Rustic Elegance.
Thanks Marty! Me and elegance usually don’t mesh LOL!
Or maybe there was a subliminal last year from the game of clue? Miss Doos did it in the living-room with the necktie.
I seriously….HAVE no CLUE LOL!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Ah ha ha!
Seriously, Debbie, that is rustic AND elegant. You did a wonderful job. I am so happy that your son has settled into college and is doing well. That makes a mama smile inside! Have a wonderful day! xo Diana
Awww…thanks Diana! It sure does make a Mama and Papa smile.
Anne @ DesignDreams
Oh so gorgeous Debbie!! I love how this turned out!
Thank you Anne!
Debbie, I totally get you. Dear Debbie: I totally get you. The word elegant usually conjures up gold, silver, satin, velvet and crystal chandeliers with clean lines or cold ambience. Rustic Elegance is a class all it’s own — which conjures up warmth, beauty, earth and home.
Awww….that is an awesome description. I hope I achieved that. I am happy with it:) Thanks Jean.
Dear Debbie: I totally get you. The word elegant usually conjures up gold, silver, satin, velvet and crystal chandeliers with clean lines or cold ambience. Rustic Elegance is a class all it’s own — which conjures up warmth, beauty, earth and home.
You totally nailed rustic elegance. This is stunning and festive yet simple at the same time. I’m loving your mantel this year!
Thank you Jennifer! I am pretty proud of myself this year. FINALLY..it’s only taken 5-6 years to get it right lol!
really beautiful, Debbie. LOVE those stockings, but hey, I loved the tie mantel too!
Thanks Debra! I did too:) But not a lot of others did.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
I love your festive mantel, Debbie…makes me smile! That pillow cover was worth waiting for!
I absolutely love the rustic (and elegant) PEACE sign – with the exception of the candy canes – it’s perfect on its own. It’s just my opinion – and we all know it’s what you like that counts. Also, if you want to put up your tree in July, that’s your choice and it’s your house.
True, true and True! thank you.
Awww Debbie, you really hit it this year!! Fantastic mantel. I love Everything about it. I agree that people need to see the ideas early in the season so they have time to achieve their own look. Can’t wait till the last minute…….ends up looking ‘last minute throw together”. I’m wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving; I know it’ll be wonderful. Carol
Thank you! Yes it will be Carol. Can’t wait for my Mom and sister to come.
So rustic and elegant! I love it, Debbie! That owl wreath is so beautiful.
Very pretty Debbie!
Love it Debbie!! You always do such great decorating!! I wasn’t as into it last year either because our daughter was abroad. So looking forward to all of the holidays this year!! I haven’t been able to view your blog lately because my laptop would crash on your page so I’m thrilled to be using the mobile Bloglovin app on my phone!
I am glad you are here too. I’m sorry your laptop did that. Sometimes it’s the browsers we use. Google chrome gives me a lot of troubles.
Everything looks beautiful. Always love your ideas!!
Oh I so love it Debbie!….the perfect blend of rustic and elegance!….I am still trying to figure out what I want to do with my mantel!
The mantel looks fantastic…festive and definitely elegant.
I have trouble figuring out what to do with my mantle simple because of all the choices. I don’t always know what I like, but i know what I don’t like 🙂 Your ideas are great. I like the simple white votives.
Oh I’ m loving Rustic this year! Your mantle looks fantastic!
Kathy @ Sharing Shadymon
Love your mantel, Deb! You always do a great job! This is the first year I’ve started my Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving, but I had gotten tired of the orange, and brought out the red! Just not sharing it until after Thanksgiving. 🙂 Loved seeing your ideas!!
Rustic elegance in all of its Christmas glory! I love your holiday mantel, Debbie … the wreaths on the shutters are awesome, too! Happy Holidays!
Thank you Becca so much! Same to you my friend. xo