11.30.2009

MANTEL BREAKDOWN....GET IT?!

Okay so maybe the title of this post wasn't so funny, but I am having a set back when it comes to decorating my mantel. I had this idea for the mantel, but once I finished I was like...Ummm, NO! There are so many inspirations out there that I'm stumped on what I really want. So here is take 1 on my Christmas mantel (for the boys). I feel a take 2 and 3 coming on...








Have you decorated your mantel? How do you like it?

11 comments:

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

It is a great start. What is needs is something vertical, a mirror or something festive propped up on the mantel. And then maybe a bit of interest on each stocking. You could cut the names out of felt, or snowflakes or an ornamament design, something to give them a bit more interest.

If I were you I wouldn't start over, that is for certain!! Janell

Symone's Mommy said...

I like where you're going. Now something simple with the wall. A simple wreath maybe.

Mother of Vein of Galen Survivor said...

OK! I'm here the voice of reason. I like it, but it looks like something I could actually do, therefore! STOP THE PRESS! I'm an amateur and your a professional, your my INSPIRER! You are the ENCOURAGER! Have you been to RITE AID! Take 2 bufferin, a glass of white or red wine, a steaming hot bath,and "make-out" with some Holiday Decor magazine! And get your SWAGGER back! NOW!

P.S. Packet all that up, so I can come get it and use in my house!

Brooke said...

i like it! good start, i wish we had one. u really inspire me.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Love yours! I've decorated mine but it's MISSING something. So I just keep looking at it to figure out what. LOL Maybe lights. Dunno yet. So mine is 90% done.

Dayka said...

I have started mine, and hope to finish tomorrow. I like yours, don't change it. I agree with Janell, I think it's just missing something above the mantel, and you'll be good to go!

alittlefrenchloven said...

Your on the right track, I think it needs more height? I finished mine... so glad I did... have fun, can't wait to see it finished.

Anonymous said...

My mantle is EXACKLY like yours. I will send you a pic of mine if you would like

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Looks great, I agree with something going vertical though. Candlesticks, mirror, picture...

Ya know I just noticed we have the same marble for our fireplaces.

Cece

kdc8408 said...

it look nice but it could be better.....but if its for the boys then its ok.....good luck i know you got it in you somewhere.....

Jill said...

We have two mantles and I struggle with them not just at Christmas time but year round. Once you get it, it looks great but not as easy as you'd think!