Friday, 14 December 2012

a 'blinging' christmas mantle

At last, the mantle is done, and I may be in time to join a couple of parties.

Last year, I did three ! A traditional one with all my Santa's, a mostly white mantle, and a blinging one, and asked people to guess which one I'd put back.
I knew all along that I would put the Santa's back, because they are treasured items that I have picked up over the years.

Now that I have more shelving, I decided to go bling, because the Santa's have other places they can sit !

I just love a bit of bling, made more blingey with lights and candles.

My favourite Santa fits perfectly with this mantle. Although he is made of resin, I like to pretend that a woodcutter carved him and his doves and the cute little bunny.

At night, the bling looks even better.

Maximalism +

bling =

a fulfilled Christmas decoration addiction !

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  1. love the night pics--it's gorgeous, fiona! what a sweet mirror with the candles...wonder if i have a mirror to do that with--tfs:)

  2. Sooo, pretty! Dim the lights, poor the wine and sigh at all that beauty!

  3. With a terrific mantle like yours you can't help but have a wonderful holiday! It's so sparkly...I love it! Merry Christmas Fiona!

  4. Yay! So glad you linked up, Fiona! I love all the candles and lights and sparkle. It is beautiful.

  5. It all looks so pretty with your white fairy lights and candles! Your white carved Santa is the perfect centerpiece. Nicely done, Fiona!

  6. I adore your mantle and that Santa is wonderful! It would be a favorite of mine too.


  7. Hi Fiona,

    All that glitters IS gold here! I especially love your Santa, resin and all! I also have a Santa (and Snowman) obsession and I will miss styling them this year, as I'm in Canada this Christmas, which of course, is great!

    Have a happy 'hohoho'weekend!


  8. Hi Fiona,

    Lovely, lovely, lovely, I LOVE YOUR SANTAAAA!!!!!! Have you seen my Nativity?
    Here you are:


  9. I love when your mantel is all lit up - wow!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!

  10. Fiona it's really And I swear... your little Santa looks so happy! Merry Christmas!

  11. Very darn cute, and you can never have to much shine at Christmas.


  12. Very pretty! I love that Santa!
    Have a Merry Christmas Fiona!


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