Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Window Mantle


Since I don't have a fireplace mantle, I decorated the built-in shelf above my living room window.  I gathered redwood branches and pinecones around my house and mixed them with some of my Christmas decorations.  I brushed white acrylic paint over the pine cones and then sprinkled gold and white glitter over them to add a snow frosted look. 


I wanted my mantle to be natural and whimsical at the same time.  I added birds, pomegranates and shimmery ribbon to the branches and pinecones.





When I was visiting my sister this summer, I found these vintage, glass Christmas balls for $1 at DI.  I hung these under the shelf and in front of the window with some clear string.  I love the pretty, pastel colors of the vintage balls.





I am so happy to be done with working on stuff for my space at the shop, so I can finally focus on decorating my house for Christmas!

17 comments:

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love your "mantle" ! I need the inspiration, because, as much as I love to decorate, I never have any ideas for Christmas decor!

MiniBinoy said...

Hello Amanda, I luv your christmas window mantle with those frosted ribbons and pine cones..The pastel baubles look really awesome dear!! I like the way you have hung them at varying lenghths..And the birds look so cute nestling among the cones and ribbons.
How far the xmas preparations have reached Amanda?

Passionate for White said...

Love the look!

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Amanda, thank you for the lovely comment. You are too kind. I just adore your blog, and all the wonderful ideas you have. Hope you're not too overwhelmed, big hugs, tami

Tracey said...

Hi Amanda! I just found your blog and I love your style and decorating ideas! I hung pink, blue, and silver ornaments with clear fishing wire in my daughter's room a while back and love the way it turned out! I'm a new follower and I'm glad I found your blog!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hello Amanda, So happy you stopped by. I am a new follower of yours and love your post today. Everything looks so beautiful:) Have a great week, I will be back to say hello:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Deborah said...

Gorgeous Amanda!!!
I love what you've done ..it looks stunning!
The pine cones look so wintery frosted like that..great idea!
Have a great weekend hun!

Deborah xoxo

Renee said...

So very pretty! Love the birdies!

Biljana said...

Wonderful job, I love your Christmas decorations, so gorgeous:))
Have a great weekend, hugs Biljana

Val said...

Gorgeous!! I love everything about it.

Burlap Luxe said...

Hello Amanda,
Thank you for stopping by my Gray Christmas.
Thanking you for your beautiful comment as well.

I love Santa Cruz
I moved to Southern Calif from Los Gatos and miss is so.

Maybe I will bump into you on the beach someday!!

Have a Joyeux Noel
xx
Dore

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