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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — My Blue and Silver Christmas Mantel!!

I finally got my Living Room Mantel Done! I don’t know why it took me so long. I get all of those Christmas boxes out and get overwhelmed – lol. I decided not to put up my living room tree this year, so I used the ornaments I usually put on the tree on my mantel! 
I didn’t buy anything new except for some darling .99 cent faux Mercury Glass Votives from Target!! Aren’t they the cutest???

I arranged the ornaments in a ball by connecting the hooks together.
 

I also took a frame I got for $1 this summer at a garage sale, spray painted it blue and put made a littleornament wreath to fit inside of it. I love it laying on my big mirror above my fireplace.


I also made a Ruffle Tree. I just adore it. I put it on a glass Dollar Store candlestick on my living room coffee table. I found some little finials at Hobby Lobby and put one on top. So cute!
 And I took that wooden platter I bought at Pier1 and put this cute Santa vinyl on it. I got the vinyl from the adorable Shelley from House of Smith’s Wonderfully Wordy shop!
And at night the candles are so festive. I just love candles at Christmas!!!
I’m linking this up to the Super Festive Mantel Party over at The Lettered Cottage!
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I am so excited to see all of the mantels!!
I’m linking up to these fabulous parties  – check them out!!

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Comments

  1. Carmie of the Single Nester says:

    I used the same colors this year for my non-Christmas Christmas. Lovely!

  2. Simply BEAUTIFUL!
    http://alwaysinwonder.com

  3. Lisas Creative Home says:

    Your mantel is just gorgeous! I love the colors and its amazing when its lit up. I am having a Holiday Home Tour Link Party and would love for you to stop by!

  4. A Delightful Design says:

    Birds? Feathers? Turquoise and Silver? All of my favorites in one place! Thanks for sharing,
    abby

  5. TheSmithHotel says:

    Love, love, love it all! Thanks for sharing!
    Jody

  6. I just love the mantel! Love silver and blue.

  7. I am SO JEALOUS of your $1 frame find! That thing ROCKS!!

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge — Vinyl Giveaway!!

  8. Southern Fried Gal says:

    Everything is beautiful. I especially love the ruffle tree and the Santa vinyl. Great ideas!

  9. vanillabeanbaker says:

    The blue and silver combination is stunning and your mantle is breathtaking.

  10. Oh how I love blue and silver together. Your mantel ornaments look a lot like the bracelets I made with my Mother's costume jewelry. If you get a chance, check them out!

  11. This is gorgeous! Loving all the little sprakly pieces that go in to a spectacular display!

  12. melissa * 320 Sycamore says:

    Wow, Jen! Pure blue and silver lusciousness. Beautiful!

  13. Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust says:

    Jen, This turned out so fabulous. I love the frame on top of the mirror–very creative!

    Warmly, Michelle

  14. junkgarden says:

    Very pretty. I love your version of the ruffle tree!
    Angie

  15. Attempting Aloha says:

    So. Stinking. Cute!

    I'm featuring this as Day 11 of my Blue and Silver Christmas. :)

    Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka,

    Charlie

  16. Absolutely love it! Jen, where did you get the silver feathers? I'm thinking they would look awesome in centerpieces for my up-coming wedding! :)

  17. Christine Edwards says:

    Jen, your mantel looks spectacular! You're decorating in my fav colors. I'm not much into the red and green traditional color palette. This is really stunning.

  18. Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Oh goodness girl, that's gorgeous! Those are all of my favorite colors- I love it!

  19. Natalie@Endless Crafting says:

    Great job again! I love the colors and LOVE that ruffle tree. I so need to make one of those! I am thinking a black white polkadot one might be fun!

  20. I love your mantel! I also love how elegant your Christmas decorations look without breaking the bank. What would we do without Target? *Sigh* Will have to check out those votives myself!

  21. Loving the colors! It really looks beautiful with the glitter and sparkly elements. That ruffle tree is quite cute, too!

  22. That is GORGEOUS!!! My mom would LOVE it. Those are her favorite Christmas colors.

  23. LOVIN the ruffle tree idea using a candlestick.

  24. I got some of those votives at Target, too! Love 'em!

  25. That is so, so pretty!

  26. Jenglamgirl says:

    SERIOUS GORG. love it, and your picture nook below, all fab. XO JEN

  27. That looks amazing great job!!

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  28. That looks like a picture out of a magazine! So beautiful. Nice work Jen!

  29. Dyche Designs says:

    Wow, it looks so beautiful.

  30. How beautiful! And the nice thing? These are my colors and I can "borrow" ideas from you. Thank you!!!

  31. peasterpeach says:

    I love the pops of color with all the silver.

  32. Love your mantle Jen! I did mine the other day. It's all done in silver and whites. I have never had a mantle before so was quite excited to decorate ours this year! xxoo

  33. Absolutely wonderful. This reminds me of a dear friend passed away just over a year ago. She used to decorate her mantle with tons of candles in second hand glass ware and silver ornaments. She would have LOVED this. I shared this post on FB so her other friends could see it. Thanks for the memories.

  34. Girl! Talk about gorgeous! I love everything you have featured here. And that little ruffle tree is too cute! Silver and blue have been my theme for the last 2 years. This year I'm trying to add in some pink.

    goodgirlgoneglad.com

  35. Jayna Rae says:

    I still haven't done my mantel yet, but this has inspired me to hop to it.

  36. So beautiful!! I love the colors! I love your ornament wreath hanging from the frame and the cute ruffle tree! Great job!

  37. BEAU.TIFUL!! I love the elegance yet simplicity of it..

    XOXO
    Btw, just put out my advent calendar, forgot how much I LOVED it:)

  38. Jen!
    The mantel is a masterpiece!
    Love the silver and blue!
    So elegant!
    And I just adore the painted blue frame with the wreath ball tied with that beautiful satin bowl.
    You home is LOVELY!
    Just like YOU!
    xo

  39. Jennifer @ Studio JRU says:

    Wow… what a gorgeous mantle! With the votive candles lit… so, so pretty!!

  40. amberstarr82 says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks wonderful! I love the color theme and all the personalization that you did! Great job!

  41. this blessed nest says:

    i'm at target all the time. i've missed those votives somehow.

    anyways…;) this is incredibly gorgeous and so beautiful. i love the layers of the framed mirror & then your blue frame. it's so YOU! ;)

    all those gorgeous ornaments on the white mantel is just stunning.

    i love your ruffle tree too.

    kellie

  42. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    You mantel is just beautiful!! I love it. ;) I'm still working on mine – but yours is certainly inspiring!!

  43. Oh so pretty! I love it all!

  44. InMyOwnStyle says:

    Hi Jen-

    Ohhhh it looks so pretty, especially in the night shot with the candles lit – it glows – so warm, inviting, and festive.
    My best- Diane

  45. Michelle @ Sweet Something Design says:

    Beautiful Jen! I love the cool tones! I got some of those votive cups last year at Tarjey, they are darling! Great job, I might have to attempt some more ruffles, I'm still scarred from making your ruffle runner! :)

  46. Shel at Dreamy Nest says:

    Ohh – all so pretty!!! I've used silver and royal blue for years to decorate, but i love your seafoamy blue. It's gorgeous!
    I am seriously coveting your Target find! .99 cents?! Love them!

  47. Katie's Nesting Spot says:

    This is just gorgeous! I've always loved blue and silver for Christmas decorations.

  48. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Its gorgeous! I love the color scheme. The silver feathers are to die for. Such a great accent! And I'm loving the double frame for the wreath. Very, very pretty!

  49. Love your holiday mantel! The ruffle tree is so fun! The blue and silver color theme is beautiful. I love the Target votives too, I grabbed the last ones at our store :)!

    Thanks for always being so creative!
    Carolynn:)

  50. So gorgeous! I love birds and feathers!! I'm waiting on picking up some free greenary before I do mine. Weekends seem to be the time I get anything done anymore.

  51. gorgeous!?!?!?!

  52. Birdie3008 says:

    Impressive!! It really looks beautiful and I love how you used nontraditional colors. Time to step up my decorating game!

  53. So pretty! I love that turquoise frame behind the wreath. It all looks beautiful!

  54. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    If there was a prize…you'd win! Of course you used my favorite colors and lots of ornaments, I love that! I've never seen a ruffle tree…cute!

  55. Absolutely gorgeous! I love blue and silver together – I think I might dedicate a room to that color scheme next Christmas :-)

    Yet again you've inspired me!

  56. That is so beautiful. And it made me realize my mantel looks like junk. :) Back to the drawing board tomorrow.

  57. Madigan at madiganmade says:

    One word: gorgeous!

  58. Erin @ The Little Apartment says:

    So pretty. I love the shot with the ruffle tree in the foreground.

  59. I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar says:

    Oh Jen! That looks absolutley beautiful. I love the color choice and the bulb wreath. Gorgeous!

    Cheri

  60. KM @ This Plate is Full says:

    Just beautiful!!! I love when people use different colors for the holidays!

  61. Hillary and Jonathan says:

    I can't believe this mantel is in someone's real house and not a catalog! Beautiful!

  62. ♥Amber Filkins♥ says:

    Everything is so beautiful, Jen! I love the wreath & ruffle tree too. Great job!

    I can't wait to get all of my Christmas bins down b/c I wanna see some lights and sparkle!

    ♥ Amber

  63. So beautiful!! I love your mantel! :)

  64. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says:

    Jen,What a gorgeous mantel!! I love the blues and silvers! I get overwhelmed too. I just started decorating and I'm at that point right now…deciding what I want to keep and what needs to go. It's too much and I'm trying to simplify! Sorry to go on and on!! I love it!

    heather

  65. Twigs and Twirls says:

    I love the ruffled tree, a definate to make for me. I have been loving using ruffles with my decorating

  66. I love that color combination…very classy! Hey…did you happen to see the wreath I posted about on my blog today that I made? I owe it all to you! ;)

  67. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says:

    Jen, it looks so pretty! I love all the sparkle. I am totally loving silver this year. The votive holders are really cute. I got some silver sparkly holders at Michael's for just over $1 each.

  68. This is really beautiful! You have the best ideas. I also bought those 99 cent votives at Target. They look so beautiful all lit up. Have a wonderful holiday season!!

    Krista

  69. Just beautiful Jen! I miss not having a mantle this year.

  70. Wow, what a great display. I was just looking at those $.99 votive holders today at Target. I resisted the urge to buy them today but after looking at your display I don't know how much longer I can hold off. :)

  71. Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants says:

    I love this!!!! Your tree is adorable. Check my blog in a couple of days I came up with an idea for a tree too. What kind of camera do you use? How do you take a good picture at night? Do you use a flash? Such a pretty mantle, can't wait to see what the rest of your home looks like.

  72. Uhhhhh, adore it!!! You are totally great and amazing andnot just because we both used these colorsin decorating:) Love your blog, take care

  73. I love that mix of colors!

  74. I love it! I did blues and silvers this year too. Those silver feathers are to die for!!! I love how festive your mantel is. Just beautiful!

  75. LOVEOFMYLIFE1924 says:

    The colors are gorgeous and I love the candlelight! The best time of the year!

  76. Myra @ My Blessed Life says:

    Love it Jen!!! I covet your incredible creativity! :)

  77. That one girl says:

    It's amazing but I didn't expect anything less. Great job!

  78. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    beautiful!!!! i just love those colors- the wreath is my fave part and i love how you have it framed within the mirror frame.

  79. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    The painted frame with ornament wreath is my favorite!

  80. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Beautiful, Jen! I love how the blue and silver work with your wall color and the black mirror! I love that wood platter you got from Pier 1 ~ what a great idea to use it that way. Good thing my Pier 1 is right by the dollar store! : )

  81. Love the blue and silver…so classy, pretty, and elegant! It looks absolutely beautiful…great job!

  82. Jen, your creativity is so inspiring. My favorite part has to be the frame and wreath. I also love the ruffle tree. Were they fairly simple to make? I'd love to try a project like this.

  83. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    I love it! I do blues and silvers in my living room too! I think the frame and wreath are my favorite…I just love that color!

  84. It's beautiful Jen!

  85. HoosierHomemade says:

    Gorgeous!! Love the colors!
    Thanks for sharing Jen!
    ~Liz