Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Mantel 2014

I think it's time to get this Christmas party started! 

Since the sun decided to grace us with its presence today, 
I was finally able to get some pictures of my Christmas decor. 

 Let's start with the mantel for today...

I used this big candy cane on my mantel several years ago,
so I thought it was time to bring it back out.

It was my starting point, followed by the candy cane striped ribbon.
From there, it went into a whole red, white & green candy cane theme!

The red candle hurricanes are new & from the Christmas Tree Shop.
I  figured I couldn't go wrong for $5 each.
I got the white wire cloches on clearance this Summer at Michaels.
I used my Ikea metal containers that I know so many of us have & love,
and added a candy cane to each.

I made the bows & the paper circle garland several weeks ago, 
and hoped I would like them once I got the mantel decor all together.
I was glad all went according to plan, for once!

Of course, a candy cane was needed for the wood bucket, too!

It really was an easy mantel to put together.

I hope you enjoyed my candy cane inspired mantel.

Thanks for stopping by.
I'll be back with lots more!

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  1. What a fun Christmas mantel, Gina!
    We haven't had much sun the first in awhile, so I was scrambling to get some pictures taken before the clouds roll back in.
    Mary Alice

  2. Love the candy cane themed mantel. So festive!

  3. Very nice. Orginal, too. You always have the best mantles.

  4. Very nice. Orginal, too. You always have the best mantles.

  5. How fun! I love the candy cane theme.

  6. Very pretty and festive Gina. The candy cane theme is a winner.

  7. So cute. It's such a 'sweet' mantel ;) I do love candy canes and often buy them even though I don't really like eating them so I love the red and white on your mantel.

  8. I was so happy to see the sun today too, Gina. I love what you have done with your mantle. It is so playful. xo Laura

  9. What a fun Christmas candy cane mantel Gina! Love the red and the green, it is so festive!

  10. What a fun mantel, Gina! The candy cane is awesome! You always have the cutest things!

  11. Gina, I love the pops of red in your mantel! You always have the best mantels! I adore the cane cane- it's such a cute a cute addition to your mantel!

  12. You always do the cutest mantles, Gina, and this is no exception. I have always loved Candy Cane decor. Yours is perfect. xo Diana

  13. I adore your candy cane and white is a favorite combo of mine for Christmas.
    You've done a beautiful job on your mantel...

  14. Your mantel is so festive! I struggle with my mantel every year. I don't know why, but I suffer from an acute case of mantel ineptitude.

  15. You have such a wonderful way of styling your mantle, Gina! I love the candy cane theme and your focal point cane cane is perfect! What a great job you did on the darling garland and your bows. It makes your home fun and festive for Christmas.

  16. Your mantel looks fabulous and that fun candy cane is the center of attention... :)

  17. Festive and fun!
    Perfect for Christmas, and who doesn't love candy canes?!

    Have a great week!

  18. Oh My, your mantel is so cheerful and colorful .... I just love it.

  19. Oh Gina we can always count on you for a showstopper mantel!!

  20. A very pretty and Christmasy mantel.

  21. Hi Gina! I love your sweet Christmas Mantel! That candy cane is so cute! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. I love it Gina! I'm totally inspired! I'm loving candy canes this year and RED! Love how you pulled this together. GREAT job friend!

  23. I just adore the candy cane theme, Gina! Your mantel looks so festive and just plain "fun!"

  24. I love your candy cane mantel! Colorful and just right with your white mantel. I like the way you displayed the Christmas ornaments,,,,they look like mini Christmas trees!

  25. I am so late!
    How could I have missed this!
    My favorite fireplace in Blogland!
    Merry Christmas, Gina!

  26. Your mantle is so beautiful and original. You always do such a magnificent job with it. Hugs, Maria

  27. Adorable! You mantle looks so festive. You always have the best ideas! : )


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