Thursday, December 8, 2011

Vintage...Rustic...Shabby...That's My Christmas Mantel



Hello and WELCOME to Coastal Charm!!! Today I will be sharing my Christmas mantel that I have all ready for the holidays...so let's see what ideas I had for it this year. I'm one that never has the same display on my mantel from year to year...I always love changing it up..do you do this too? This year I wanted to go with a vintage/rustic look and I'm really happy with the outcome of it...thank goodness because I don't have the time to change it...you know what I mean? Several of the items I already had and a few of them have been recent THRIFTY purchases...you know me...I'm all about THRIFTY! Okay now let's take a look at what I came up with.

Thanks for coming by,
Linda

                              Oh yes...it's very...VINTAGE/RUSTIC/SHABBY...don't you think?

                                   Chippy painted cabinet door with a Ikea wreath!
                    Vintage santa, deer antlers and some mercury glass.                          
                                   Vintage gold pocket watch that I forgot I had...can
                                                           you believe it?
                                                 French script ribbon!!
                                      Demijohn and some southern cotton!
                                     Added some bronze ornaments from Target
                                            that I got after Christmas last year.
                                       A must at my nest...a touch of COASTAL!!!
                             I have never seen an all white santa mug...oh how
                                                 I LOVE this little fella!
                                  Garland that I found at Goodwill last summer.
                                Ribbon was found at Laurie Anna's Vintage Home.

                                    I knew when I found this old cabinet, that it would
                                                find it's way to my mantel just in time
                                                                for Christmas!
                                           Wooden spools...wonderful look!!
                                  Ladies...hit the after Christmas sales and stock up
                                    for next year, like I do. Can't beat 50-90% off!
           Please note...NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY is still up and going strong...would
                       love to have you join me there...click here and have some THRIFTY
                                                                FUN!!!!!
Linking up to the following parties...
Mantel Link Party
WOW Us Wednesday
White Wednesdays
FMFPTY'S 1st Annual Mantel Party
Merry Mantels
Farmhouse Friday
Hookin Up With HoH
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Fridays Unfolded
Transformation Thursday
Thrifty Things Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Saturday Nite Special...Mantels and Stockings
Show and Tell Saturday
Sunday Blog Love
Sundae Scoop
Sundays Best
Amaze Me Monday
Motivate Me Monday
Holiday Housewalk
Twice Owned Tuesday

63 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love your rustic mantel!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Looks great! I love the cabinet with the wreath hanging on it and also the script ribbon~Cheers & Blessings Kim

Low Tide High Style said...

Linda it's beautiful! I love the pocket watch, the all white Santa mug (I've never seen an all white one either!), and your cotton, really lovely!

Kat :)

Marydon said...

Love all the unique touches brought together, Linda! Yes, rustic & charming.

Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

PS Don't forget our GIVEAWAY

Comeca Jones said...

I love the wooden star and the addition of the cotton.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Your mantel is awesome! Very vintage!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I think it looks just perfect. Lovely, and my favorite part is the cotton. Beautiful!!!

Leigh said...

I love the two types of wreaths together look! Very beautiful.


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Brandi said...

Beautiful Linda! I love all of the natural accents you used!

Mariaelena said...

Very nice Linda...happy decorating, Mariaelena

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really like your mantel! Very rustic and southern...makes me very happy to look at! hugs, Linda

Gail said...

I LOVE your vintage, rusty and shabby mantel Linda and that old chippy cabinet door looks great!

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

It's sooo lovely....I have mantel envy! xo

Olive Cooper said...

Linda, I love the chippy wood with the rustic wreath. I have two vintage Santa mugs and the red is nearly rubbed off. The watch is great up on that mantle to, so glad you remembered it. Happy Christmas ♥ Olive

Donna said...

I love it all! I have so many of those items in my house already too. The cotton (an Alabama girl has got to have cotton) and my husband has so many deer antlers. Of course I adore the wooden spools and am always on the lookout for them. I love the rustic look!
Hugs,
Donna

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love that French script ribbon, Linda! I think you've achieved your goal of a vintage, rustic and shabby look for your mantel! I love all the elements you added. It also has a more natural look to me.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love your vintage rustic shabby mantel and your thrifty finds. The board backing the pretty wreath is just perfect! Great elements and what a find on that pretty ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

A Vintage Vine said...

Beautiful Linda! Love the cotton branch, and your wreath hooked on the cabinet has such a wonderful vintage look! You know I love vintage, thanks for sharing!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks awesome! love that door and wreath! the cotton branches are perfect, too- like snowball trees! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Very rustic and interesting to look at all the pieces you have incorporated. It all blends together perfectly! Love your wreath on the wood cabinet and the French script ribbon!

XO,
Jane

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your chippy door. The script ribbon looks amazing too! This is a great rustic shabby mantel!

Lori said...

I know you don't have the time this year. Hope the shop is going well. Love the use of the Santa cup.

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Your mantle looks great! I love that ribbon, it's a very nice touch in the design.

Debbie said...

How neat that you could bring so many different pieces together for such a great display. LOVE the little door!

Lucy May said...

Loving that look! Pocket watch is that nice unexpected piece thats adds interest!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It is a great combination and it all looks so pretty! Love that ribbon. I should have picked up some new ribbon this year.

debbie refresh restyle said...

Linda, your mantel looks amazing, love it!
Debbie

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

WOW, Linda your mantel looks awesome. I love that little pocket watch. Every little touch is fabulous, you really pulled it together nicely.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, I adore your shabby mantel. That chippy door adds so much and love the demijohn of course.

JunqueMagnet said...

LOVE that cabinet door. Making me regret selling the gray one I had... So very many possibilities! Enjoy.

Pam said...

Wow! Gorgeous. Linda, I love every little thing about it, so I don't even know where to start. You really did a great job on it!

Pattie said...

Linda, Love it one of the best I have seen....

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Linda:

Love your mantel especially the spool candlesticks and the cotton!!!! I think I found a contact finally down here is S. Carolina and next year will probably be able to pick my own....I am so excited.

CereusArt said...

your mantel is beautiful! I especially like the french script ribbon. Nicely done! :)

Patricia Ann said...

Wow, I love it! You're so creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Merry Christmas!

Ela @ Scrapidoodlelicious@blogspot.com said...

Looks so great! I love the wreath in the piece of board.

melismama said...

WOW Love it! I love the outdoor feel to it also. Nice job.

Cindy said...

Love your mantle Linda! The rustic backoard to your wreath, the ribobon you used...wonderful!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi linda, What a fabulous mantel! I love the old door and the cotton tree is adorable.
xo,
Sherry

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Linda! I love that ribbon!!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Love the rustic mantle. My favorite is the old chippy door. LOVE it! Visiting from Pamela's mantle party.

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Wow, you are a very busy blogger. I love all your beautiful posts, not sure when you find time to run a store, bet it looks great. Stop by my blog. I have a vintage garland tutorial and giveaway, I think you might enjoy. Thanks, Cindy

Amy Kinser said...

So very pretty. Love all the details you have added.

Merry Christmas.

Pamela said...

Linda I LOVE your mantle and thanx for the heads up on where ya got your ribbon from! Do you sell the Happy Holidays ribbon you have on the tree in your booth? Thanx for coming to party!

Kelly said...

Oh wow! I love your mantel! The chippy painted wood peice that your wreath is hanging from is the perfect addition. Love the sprigs of cotton being used and the french script ribbon. You have some very unique items being displayed to set your mantel apart from others. Very nice!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Linda...your mantel looks beautiful ~ I have a similar ribbon on my mantel!

Thanks for the pin op!

Michelle said...

Linda; I totally love it! You're awesome. I have been away from the blog world for a few months but finally posted a new one today, check it out if you have a chance! I only had a few minutes to check a couple of blogs on my favorites list and yours was one of them, still a favorite of mine :-) Enjoy the day!

Michelle
www.newengland-style.com

andrea said...

It's amazing what you can find at the Good Will! That garland ties it all together. Love the theme, andrea@townandprairie

Gloria said...

Love it, love it, love it. Especially that cabinet door...I'm drooling.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Gloria

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really love the ribbon and the wreath. It all just works perfectly. Bet it was fun putting it all together. I'd love to have a demijohn...have a wonderful weekend!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh, loving the mix of rustic & white on the mantle! oxox, tracie

Miss Gracie's House said...

LOVE it! Especially, the shabby old door with the wreath...Merry Christmas!
Rene

Christmas ornaments and ink said...

This is beautiful! I love it...gives your room a vintage feel!!!

Custom Comforts said...

Love your mantel!!! Perfect combination of vintage and natural items. Just beautiful!
Cindy

Betsy said...

I love what you did with your mantel Linda. That chippy old cabinet door is the perfect back drop for the wreath. What a sweet Santa mug.

Laurel said...

Looks great...love that chippy door! Jealous :) Laurel

Audrey said...

Linda ... love the look. Especially the spools and adding something up there with the candles.
Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures

Bohemian said...

I Love your Christmas Mantle... I too went with a Salvage Memory Christmas this year... Simple, Thrifty and expedient since I didn't have a lot of time to decorate and Style this year but I wanted an effect that would still embody the Christmas Spirit of our Home. I plucked some Cotton from a Farm too to put in a Vase... it's the closest thing to Snow we have here in the Desert. *Winks* And I love the way it looks...

Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Audrey said...

Linda, I love the way you mixed mercury glass with the chippy cabinet door...very rustic/shabby chic!
Blessings, Audrey

Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

I love it!!! very rustic indeed :) nice job!!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the rustic, cozy charm of your mantel Linda. You have some great creative touches.

Diann said...

Your mantel turned out beautiful Linda! I love the look and LOVE the thrifty prices! Thank you for sharing at TTF and I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Diann said...

Just stopping back by to let you know that I am featuring your pretty mantel on this week's TTF!

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