Welcome to my final mantel design this holiday season! It’s been fun creating four different looks for our mantel. Next week we will feature mantels that linked up with us below, and we’d love to feature yours too, link up below. Here are all of the other designs, just in case you missed out: Blue & Silver Mantel, Bright Festive Mantel, Rustic Mantel
Vintage Christmas Mantel
This week’s theme is all about Vintage. My husband has had the pleasure of viewing four different styles of fireplace mantel decoration in our home this holiday season and this is his favourite (hence why it’s the last one to be featured!). I don’t think this mantel was originally what he had in mind when he started explaining what he wanted but I think I did a great job bringing both of our styles in to play.
Please note: As we have never actually used our fireplace (although it does work!), I have free reign when it comes to decorating it as nothing will melt since it never gets switched on. I cannot say the same for your fireplace mantel so please use caution and decorate using discretion.
Majority of the pieces in this mantel are new to our home. When hubby agreed that he would like a vintage theme, I decided the best place to find items to suit this theme would be stores which sell used items. Some of the pieces came from the Reuse Centre. Hubby kept Miss O occupied in the Reuse Centre by showing her a lot of old-school toys which she seemed to enjoy.
From left to right on mantel:
- Vase filled with jingle bells (get more ideas on vase fillers here)
- Tall santa figure (purchased from HomeSense)
- Mosaic tree stocking holder
- Medium-sized bottlebrush tree (originally seen on this mantel)
- Snow globe featuring a car that reminds hubby of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Adam’s fave holiday film)
- Vintage glass candle holder (from Reuse Centre)
- Funko Pop Bunny Ralphie from A Christmas Story figure (our favourite holiday film)
- Villeroy & Boch Naif Christmas trivet purchased at the Reuse Centre for 50 cents!
- Mosaic snowflake stocking holder
- Funko Pop Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer figure (my fave holiday film)
- Vintage glass Santa candle holder (from Reuse Centre)
- Little red gnome (purchased from Target)
- Tall bottlebrush tree (originally seen on this mantel)
- Mosaic snowman stocking holder
- Vase filled with tree decorations (get more ideas on vase fillers here)
- Yarn-covered styrofoam ball wreath (purchased from Target)
- Merry Christmas vintage tin sign hung in centre of wreath
- Vintage jingle bell strand (purchased at Terra Greenhouses)
- Classic fuzzy red stockings
- LED vintage sled (purchased at HomeSense)
I had a lot of fun finding new items for this Vintage Christmas Mantel and finding new ways to use items from my personal collection. Which mantel has been your favourite? Did you implement any ideas from these mantels in your own home? I’d love to hear how you decorated for the holiday season!
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Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.