Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Our Christmas Mantel

Our fireplace is 3-sided which makes a nice division between the living room and dining room, and is wonderful for heating the main living areas of our home.  Unfortunately, having such a small back wall and not having a “front” makes it extremely tricky to decorate – at least for me!

This year I decorated for the holidays in classic red/white/silver.  I used some mercury glass vases and candle holders (from West Elm last year), some red vases (from Ikea), candles, a KWO smoker (from Germany!), and some inexpensive glass ball ornaments.

Here’s our fireplace, looking in to the living room:

Christmas Mantel

Christmas Mantel  (1)
Hubby’s aunt works in sales and used to be a rep for the KWO line and she has given us a couple KWO smokers over the last few years.  You can see another one in our office, here.

Christmas Mantel  (3)


ChristmasMantel-MomsGonnaSnap  (1)
 Isn’t he cute?  I just love the classic look of this guy!

ChristmasMantel-MomsGonnaSnap  (2)

ChristmasMantel-MomsGonnaSnap  (3)
 Next year our fireplace in the basement will be ready for holiday decorations – I can’t wait!

I would love some new ideas of d├ęcor for the 3-sided fireplace – any suggestions?

Linking to: The Lettered Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Ten June, Uncommon Designs


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! It sure is tricky to decorate when there are 3 "fronts"!