Christmas 2011 Mantel

I adore the whimsical look of my frames on the fireplace mantel. Our fireplace is very large and...

To accomplish this, I purchased large frames at garage sales and thrift stores during the summer. I then spray painted them red and white. The huge ornaments came from Sam's Club and the green shimmer decor came from various shops after Christmas sales at the Lake of the Ozarks where we spend New Years every year.

A view of my chandelier reflected in the mirror.

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  1. Beautiful! I does look quite whimsical. Love the pop of color!

  2. Love how you hung the ornaments from the frames with that fun ribbon, Terry!

  3. Terri, it looks just fabulous! The red glitter frames are dynamite. andrea@townandprairie

  4. This is one of the best mantels I have seen so far...It's BEAUTIFUL

  5. Looks fabulous! Adore (!) the red frames!

  6. I love it! Nice change. Seems to be in the air this year. (Changing decorations)

  7. Terry, this is so cute. I love whimsy and this is whimsical and very colorful.

  8. Really cute! My husband thinks I'm crazy, but I love the look of empty frames.

  9. So very fun...love the layered frames and fun color :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  10. Terry I LOVE IT!! I love lime green and red together. Martina

  11. I love your whimsical mantel... Everything about it is perfect! Great Job!

  12. What a cool look! The ornaments look great hanging inside the colorful frames!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  13. Hi, Terry. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. What a fun, creative, mantel, and I love that shade of green. It makes it so much more fun!

  14. Love love love the whimsy!! Thanx for coming to the party and Happy Holidays!

  15. Wonderful mantel. Great color choice and such a fun design.

  16. It looks magical all lit up! and i luv luv those frames!

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

  17. I love how you decorated with the frames. It looks so pretty! You should totally link up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.

  18. This is wonderfully creative, I am so going to steal this idea!

  19. I love it all! Great job. I love the frames.

  20. This is so pretty, thanks for sharing. Visiting from Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

  21. This is so pretty, thanks for sharing. Visiting from Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

  22. Those red frames just pop! Love it --great mantel.

  23. What an adorable mantel, I love the whimsy of it. It's so cheerful, and the color just sings. The ornaments look cute hanging from the frames. Thanks for sharing over at Sunday's Best.

  24. Oh my ... love the frames.
    Audrey Z

  25. Great use of your frames. They have such powerful pop. This is an excellent idea.

  26. This is adorable! I love the frames with the ornaments dangling, cute cute cute!

  27. Very whimsical! I love it.

    Linking from My Front Porch to Yours

  28. I think I just found my favorite mantel in the blog world! Love it. Love the colors and the frames and everything ...

  29. I adore the whimsical look of the frames on your fireplace mantel, too! Looks great! I hope you will consider linking up to my Show & Tell party going on now.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

  30. Your mantle looks great. The colours are lovely and it does look whimsical :)

  31. This is so awesome! I love all the frames with the ornaments you attached! so festive!

  32. Your mantle is so creative and fun! That has got to be the CUTEST mantle I have ever seen. Really awesome job!

  33. Fantastic mantel! I featured it today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/12/time-to-shine-features-no-47.html

  34. I just "pinned" your mantle pic on pinterest as my FAVORITE mantle so far- very original!
    Where are you from? Lake of the Ozarks is right by my hometown... we go there often!
    Thanks for sharing.

  35. I love the frames and the ornaments inside! I'm featuring you! http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/12/show-share-17-features.html



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