Holiday Mantel 2013

I have been doing a bit of holiday decorating this week, and today I wanted to share our holiday mantel. It is the first year I have had a real mantel to deck out! You can see our before and after of our fireplace or check out how we added tile to it here.

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This year we are adding to our silver and gold with some black too. It’s so rich and lovely! Our white and marble fireplace makes the perfect backdrop for this combo too.

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For a little fun, I added the gifts to the fireplace instead of wood. I told the kids Santa had an accident, but they didn’t buy it. Can you believe that!  They informed me Santa hadn’t been here yet.

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I love the white gifts popping out of the fireplace. It probably won’t stay like this for long since the weather will insist we have a fire soon, but for now I think this is just lovely.

The gift wrap is all about the ribbon. Simple white boxes or packages wrapped with old wrapping paper give a nice white shape. I just save old birthday paper and flip it over to the white side to make some easy wrapping. The ribbon adds the elegance and I adorned some of the packages with gold leafed white feathers and pheasant feathers.

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I found these fur stockings at Target. We have one for each of us, including our little puppy Zoey. She kind of looks like one of these stockings…if we put her in there we may not find her!

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The ornament trees are a project from last year. Just a simple garland and some disco ball ornaments are the only other things I added. I cluster the ornaments in groupings. This is a great idea, especially if you don’t have enough ornaments to fill up the entire garland.

disco-ball-oranments The final touch is some firewood stored in a tall basket. The little chalkboard label is fun to change with the season.

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Today I am linking my mantel design over at Ten June and Our Fifth House for the Holiday Cheer Link Party:

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Also, next week I will be joining 50 bloggers for another Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. We are all opening our doors for a week of Christmas home tours!! Today’s post was just a preview of the holiday happenings to come!!

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Linking to: The Inspiration Gallery

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

 

 

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87 Comments on Holiday Mantel 2013

  1. Julia Anne Konya
    December 4, 2013 at 6:01 am (4 months ago)

    Gorgeous Kristin! Our mantel decor is very similar this year ;) I’m jealous of your gold disco balls. I have had my silver ones for about 10 years now but have never come across gold disco ball ornaments. I also love the presents in the fireplace.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 7:34 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Julia! I just saw your mantel and love it, of course ;) I found those gold disco balls at Hobby Lobby last year. I think they have them again. xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 7:36 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks friend :) xo Kristin

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  2. Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co.
    December 4, 2013 at 6:15 am (4 months ago)

    Kristin, I adore your new fireplace and how you’ve decked it out for Christmas! It is so festive and I love the neutral and gold color scheme. So beautiful and classy :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 7:37 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much my friend! You can get an idea of what my tour will be like ;) xo Kristin

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  3. cassie
    December 4, 2013 at 7:00 am (4 months ago)

    it looks PERFECT! love the fuzzy stockings, love the presents in the fireplace…. and of course, well, the fireplace itself. ;)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 7:38 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Cassie :) Furry stockings are the best! xo Kristin

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  4. cassie {hi sugarplum}
    December 4, 2013 at 7:40 am (4 months ago)

    girl, it is straight up out of a magazine! I love every single bit…the furry stockings, the deer head, those gorgeous ornaments and the presents! I need those disco balls in my life!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 7:43 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you Cassie :) I got those disco ball ornaments at Hobby Lobby last year and I think they carry them this year too. I think it’s the holiday of the disco ball and boots with the furrrr…sorry bad joke! xo Kristin

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  5. Cait {Home Sweet Ruby}
    December 4, 2013 at 8:10 am (4 months ago)

    Found your blog on the link up, I LOVE your mantel! I usually go for traditional colors but this is so beautiful! So elegant!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 8:31 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you so much Cait :) This is my first year that I actually have a mantel to decorate. So happy! xo Kristin

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  6. Liz @ Infuse With Liz
    December 4, 2013 at 8:11 am (4 months ago)

    I really like this! Those gifts in the fireplace are the best- it looks like they are tumbling out! LOL that the kids didn’t buy the Santa story! I really like those ornament trees on the mantel- I don’t think I’ve ever seen those before.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 8:32 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you Liz :) Yeah, my kids are onto me! I made those ornament trees last year and am so happy to have a mantel to place them on this year :) xo Kristin

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  7. Katie (@katiedskelley)
    December 4, 2013 at 9:19 am (4 months ago)

    White and gold – my two favorite colors. :D This is so gorgeous. Over from Carmel’s – newest follower!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:46 am (4 months ago)

      Hi Katie :) Thanks for coming on over, I can’t wait to check out your blog! xo Kristin

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  8. Jenn @ 2 Bees in a Pod
    December 4, 2013 at 9:26 am (4 months ago)

    I love how this turned out…from the use of gold and silver to the deer head (love it) to the basket of firewood. I also like how it is traditional yet eclectic!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:47 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Jenn :) That is exactly what I was going for. I like to do a little modern spin on traditional. xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:47 am (4 months ago)

      LOL, it’s all about the furrrrr! I am going to lose my dog, b/c we just got a fur tree skirt too! xo Kristin

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  9. designwithj9
    December 4, 2013 at 9:58 am (4 months ago)

    Kristin,
    I love how you compared your puppy to your fuzzy stockings. They are just lovely along with everything else. I recently put a fuzzy pillow into a clients home and her maltese looked like another pillow on the other end of the sofa.

    Janeane
    http://www.designwithj9.wordpress.com

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:49 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Janeane :) Isn’t that funny!! They do, they just blend in. I almost stepped on Zoey getting out of bed today because she was sleeping on the sheepskin rug! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:49 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much my friend! xo Kristin

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  10. Pam @ Simple Details
    December 4, 2013 at 10:11 am (4 months ago)

    Beautiful Kristin, love those fur stockings!! You have to be thrilled to have your fireplace finished in time for Christmas and perfectly decked out to enjoy!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:51 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Pam :) I am thrilled! I have been wanting a mantel for years :) xo Kristin

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  11. Lisa
    December 4, 2013 at 10:15 am (4 months ago)

    Your mantle looks so beautiful, Kristin! Love all the white, gold and silver – festive and fresh!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:51 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Lisa :) xo Kristin

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  12. Katja @ Shift Ctrl Art
    December 4, 2013 at 10:15 am (4 months ago)

    Oh that is so pretty! I love the fur stockings. Your new mantel is just super beautiful!!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:51 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you Katja :) I’m calling it the year of fur and disco balls! xo Kristin

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  13. natasha {schue love}
    December 4, 2013 at 10:18 am (4 months ago)

    I LOVE it! Love how you put the presents in the fireplace and used the basket for wood. I’m using the same basket to house blankets, stuffed animals and Christmas books this year! ;)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:52 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Natasha :) That basket is awesome, isn’t it?! It has served so many purposes around here :) xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 10:53 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Jennifer :) I am stuck at home taking care of a little boy who caught the tummy bug going around…but it helps having a pretty mantel to stare at :) xo Kristin

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  14. interiorsbykenz
    December 4, 2013 at 11:48 am (4 months ago)

    The fury stockings are so much fun! I love those presents in the fireplace. That’s such a fun touch!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks buddy! I try not to take myself too seriously around here. I like pretty but you got to have fun with it ;) xo Kristin

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  15. Cindy
    December 4, 2013 at 11:59 am (4 months ago)

    That looks freaking amazing!!! I love it! You do such an amazing job! It’s so glam just my style <3

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm (4 months ago)

      Awhhh! Thanks so much, Cindy :) You are so sweet to say that. xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Tania :) xo Kristin

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  16. Jessica @ Decor Adventures
    December 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm (4 months ago)

    Kristin I think this is my favorite mantel yet! Absolutely love the presents in the fireplace and the disco and the gold and the logs, and the black and white ribbon, and the stockings – I can’t pick just one thing! Adore your style girl!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you so much Jessica :) What a nice compliment :) xo Kristin

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  17. Heather {the lovely cupboard}
    December 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm (4 months ago)

    INSANELY gorgeous! Seriously. Might be my fav from the whole party. (Shhh, don’t tell.) You are one talented lady.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Heather :) thanks for stopping by :) xo Kristin

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  18. anu
    December 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm (4 months ago)

    Love that you placed some gifts in the firebox. And the furry stockings are too fun. Everything is so nice Kristin!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Anu :) xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Danielle :) xo Kristin

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  19. jlhoneyman
    December 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm (4 months ago)

    Really love the fur stockings. How amazing does it feel to decorate your mantle after dreaming about it for so long?!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 5, 2013 at 9:46 am (4 months ago)

      Aren’t those fun?! Thanks Jen :) It feels pretty darn amazing if I do say so myself! xo Kristin

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  20. sarah m. dorsey
    December 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm (4 months ago)

    So pretty! I agree with Jennifer, the fur stockings are really amazing!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 5, 2013 at 9:48 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Sarah :) Saw them on sale at Target and *had* to get them!! xo Kristin

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  21. michelle@decorandthedog
    December 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm (4 months ago)

    Very pretty! I think the presents in the fireplace are my favorite!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 5, 2013 at 9:49 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Michelle :) That was a last minute thought and I love how it turned out! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Jennifer :) It’s my fave colors this year! xo Kristin

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  22. annekemcconnell
    December 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm (4 months ago)

    I love every inch of it Kristin!!! And those gold disco balls!!! Jennifer had them too — I seriously NEED those!!! lol ;-)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 5, 2013 at 9:52 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much my friend! Those are from Hobby Lobby :) xo Kristin

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  23. Kelly @ View Along the Way
    December 5, 2013 at 9:33 am (4 months ago)

    I LOVE it. Wow, that fireplace is just SO stunning already, and then when you add the fur stockings and holiday goodness, it’s just too much. Lovely!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 5, 2013 at 9:53 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Kelly :) I am so happy to have a pretty fireplace to decorate this year :) xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Carrie :) Miss seeing you! xo Kristin

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  24. Amber from WillsCasa.Com
    December 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm (4 months ago)

    Love the gold and silver! Those fur stocking look so good with your freshly tiled fireplace!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Amber :) xo Kristin

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  25. Emily A. Clark
    December 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm (4 months ago)

    So so pretty! Love those fur stockings. Ours are hideous so I hide them :) Do you have a good source for birchwood?

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  26. now at home mom
    December 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm (4 months ago)

    WOW! Kristin, wow! your holiday mantel is gorgeous, I love all the gold touches and your fireplace, I can’t believe how beautiful it looks :-)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 6, 2013 at 8:13 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Ingrid :) xo Kristin

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  27. Lucy
    December 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm (4 months ago)

    It looks so dang glamorous!!! I love everything about it ! gah! xoxo

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 6, 2013 at 8:12 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Lucy :) xo Kristin

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  28. Abby M. Interiors
    December 6, 2013 at 6:35 am (4 months ago)

    Kristin-
    I just found you through Pinterest and I’m hooked. We have a similar style and I’m excited to be a new regular reader. Looking forward to seeing the whole Christmas tour.
    Abby M.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 6, 2013 at 8:10 am (4 months ago)

      Hi Abby :) We found eachother’s blogs on the same day :) I loved your mantel and saw it at Carmel’s. I tried to comment but it wouldn’t let me for some reason :( Thanks for following and I look forward to following yours :) xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 6, 2013 at 9:33 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Becky :) xo Kristin

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  29. kokotg
    December 6, 2013 at 10:42 am (4 months ago)

    So pretty! I love the fur stockings!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 7, 2013 at 10:46 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you!! I love them :) xo Kristin

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  30. Kim@NewlyWoodwards
    December 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm (4 months ago)

    This is lovely. I love the prezzies in the fireplace. Although at our house, they’d be burning up because we have fires all the time. ;) hehehe.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 7, 2013 at 10:47 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Kim :) Yeah, with this cold they won’t be in there long. Under the tree they will go ;) xo Kristin

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  31. caroline [the diy nurse]
    December 7, 2013 at 9:40 am (4 months ago)

    I love it! So glam :) Go figure as soon as I finally decide I want fur stockings, I can’t find them anywhere!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 7, 2013 at 10:48 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Caroline :) Oh no! I wonder if you can get them online ;) xo Kristin

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  32. Michelle @ Ten June
    December 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm (4 months ago)

    Um, this is ridonculous, Kristin. I LOVE the addition of black, that’s so perfect. But I think all of the great textures make the space. And those disco balls! Just beautiful!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Michelle :) It was so fun to see everyone’s mantels. Oh, and thanks for the feature again :) xo Kristin

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  33. FRECKLES CHICK
    December 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm (4 months ago)

    This is so epic & chic & gorgeous!! I don’t have enough words to describe how much I love your mantel, so I’m just going to throw in a bunch of exclamations!!! Brava!!!!
    xoxo

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm (4 months ago)

      WOW! Thanks so much!! You are too sweet! xo Kristin

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