Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire . . .

December 3rd, 2008 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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This is a cherry fireplace mantel I purchased several years ago at a local antique store.  I love all the details it has.  As Gretchen mentioned in the previous post, it can really make a piece.
I added the cherry plaque The Lord is My Shepard to it.  It gives the illusion it was built right in.  The stained glass window above it was purchased at another antique store.  Love the blue in it, it matches the silver sage paint color in the room.
This is a part of my silver collection.  I love the patina it gets, and Id never polish it.  I added beaded garland, the vintage Christmas balls and a couple of new mirrored stars.  The vintage tree topper sits in a candlestick. 
This is a cherry fireplace mantel I purchased several years ago at a local antique store.  I love all the details it has.  As Gretchen mentioned in the previous post, it can really make a piece.

This is a cherry fireplace mantel I purchased several years ago at a local antique store.  I love all the details it has.  As Gretchen mentioned in the previous post, it can really make a piece.


Okay, maybe there's not an open fire, but I definately have a mantel all decked out for Christmas! 

This Cherry mantel sits in my front room.  It's great fun to decorate at Christmas time and every year I do something different  This was the mantel two years ago.  Again, thanks to Gretchen for the pictures.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette @ Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, metal, wood, cottage, glass, furniture, candle holder, living room, shelf, study, silver-metallic, blue, turquoise, crystal, gold-metallic

Comments (8)

SantaClaus writes: Definitely one-of-kind - just awesome! Posted: 6:31 am on October 1st
shabbychick writes: What a beautiful mantle, Lani (and the carving definitely looks like it was original) - Gretchen...MFEO!! :)

Every bit of this display is "over the top" wonderful - the window, all the silver (love, love), and the mantle, of course!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:46 am on December 11th
fellowjunker writes: Just beautiful Lanette!!!!! Whoa......you junk girls are really amazing me with your beautiful Christmas decorating.....Ahhh........I'm feeling so behind!! Well, working on a few things so should have some pictures up in the next couple days.
xojanis Posted: 9:11 pm on December 4th
shamrockerin writes: I LOVE the window! Looks perfect above the mantle Posted: 9:45 am on December 4th
MimiToria writes: Ok Lani. Now I feel stupid! I have seen this mantle 4 years in a row and I thought the saying was carved into the mantle. You fooled me!
Gretchen Posted: 8:27 am on December 4th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: THAT is an amazing mantel and it is decorated so beautifully! And you're right, your "...shepard" sign blends right in and fooled me for a moment. Very pretty.

You really know your stuff, girl!

Candy Posted: 6:56 am on December 4th
roadtriplouise writes: A very impressive display. Liked how you used all the different candle holders.
Ann Posted: 10:59 pm on December 3rd
MimiToria writes: Love, love, love this Lani. Even if I was the photographer, you were the creator of such a beautiful display. Lovely!

And who I wonder was the Master Craftsman that created this lovely mantle. Everyone, notice the incredible carving some one did to create this one-of-a-kind piece. It's gorgeous! Posted: 10:35 pm on December 3rd
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