New Mantel

New Year…New Mantel Decor


Is everyone else as glad as I am to have the Christmas decorations down?!?! After a couple of days, I have FINALLY gotten the Christmas decorations down and packed away! Now, I’m on to putting the house back together again.

Usually after the holidays, I try to jazz things up a bit. I like to move things around. It’s a New Year, so how about a new look!

I began with my mantel decor. My mantel in my living room is a focal point of my home. It’s basically the first thing your eyes go to as you enter the room. It’s also the hardest spot for me to decorate. For some reason, I really struggle with mantel decor.

Right before Christmas, I found these great Threshold white and gold vases at Target. They worked great with my holiday decorations, but they work even better with my living room decor.

Mantel Decor

This great plate is from Pier 1 Imports. I’ve had it for several years and have always used it on my buffet. I decided to try something new.  I really like it on my mantel.

New Year mantel 3

I love the clean fresh look of white pottery and the touch of gold adds such elegance.

New Year Mantel 2

This great little artichoke is from Kroger! It was a deal at $4.98.

New Year Mantel 1

I love my red berries. They were all over my house for the holidays and I loved them so much, I decided to keep a few out throughout the year. The pop of color against the white vase is great.

Mantel Decor

I’m enjoying my plate’s new home and I love the white, gold and red.

Mantel Decor

How do you feel about mantel decor? A great mantel can set the stage for a beautiful space. Great mantel decor can become the focal point of your room. My suggestion is to try different things…move things around…try it here…try it there. Eventually, you’ll look at it and say, “That looks good!” Then you’ll know you got it right!

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  1. says

    Your mantel looks beautiful, Leslie! I really like the white vases. Our fireplace is in our family room which is all open to the kitchen and breakfast room, so not too formal. I try to either make it fun, depending on the season, or simple and fresh. That’s the look I’m going for right now. And yes, I’m so happy to have the Christmas decor packed away! I spent several days staring at empty, blank spaces, but now I’ve got some new looks I’m happy with. I’ll share soon!

  2. says

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my craft closet and pantry. My hubby sometimes thinks my organizing is a bit over-the-top, but it’s amazing some of the good habits he has picked up….lol!


    • says

      Kroger! Can you believe it?!?! We have a new Kroger Marketplace and it has everything! Just found some cool candle holders today. Have a great week!

    • says

      I think I get into trouble every time I walk through the doors of Target! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m heading your way now. Have a great week.

  3. says

    Love, love, love your mantel decor! The color choice is perfect – so clean, and everything looks so fresh. Despite your “fear of mantels”, you did a wonderful job…. Mantels scare me, too, because I often tend to overcrowd mine…. it’s always too much stuff, and looks more like clutter than a focal point. I’ll have to use yours as a guide! 🙂



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