Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tis the Season…Parlor Mantle {Christmas 2014}


As with the changing seasons, the parlor mantle is never immune to getting a holiday spruce up.


This year, I went pretty simple (for the Uptown Acorn, that is) with fresh greenery from my favorite Mitch’s Flowers on Magazine Street and bows in regal stripes of gold and red.


mantle ribbon

3 oyster shell garlands were added to the greenery as well as berry clusters.


On top of the mantle, two shiny textured gold reindeer which I purchased recently at Hazelnut sit atop and aside vintage leather bound reads. In the middle, greenery and glittered pomegranates look great in the vintage English oak bowl.

mantle deer

mantle deer2

mantle pomegranates


At the mantle’s base, I filled the large clam shell with more glittery orbs and pomegranates. I know. I know. I still have not gold leafed the inside. I will. I promise.

mantle shell


2014 Tis the Season Christmas posts:


front door wreath

Do not forget to join me in a week for the Christmas Open House blog hop with several other fascinating bloggers!

Christmas button

Parlor Mantle, y’all!


  1. Good morning, Ron! Oh how I love your parlor mantle no matter what season, but I particularly love it at Christmas time. You have definitely achieved a simple yet classy vignette this year. I'm "eyeing" those glittery pomegranates again this year. :) I have failed in my quest to find some :(--so watch out when I come for a drink this Christmas season since I now have a place to stay anytime I want to! Will definitely make it down to Perrier Street in the near future. Will let you know when I'm staying at our condo. Have a great day! xoxo

  2. Stunning Ron. Love your mantel. Those gold deer are fabulous. You do simple so classy. Your mantel is Wow factor. Just beautiful.

  3. Beautiful. Your home is lovely and really lends it self to this gorgeous style.

  4. Looks fabulous, Ron. I'm still fussing with our mantel. It's the most difficult for me to do. I seem to change it every year because I'm never really wowed with what I do. I think I need to bring in a professional. '-)

  5. I think your mantel is gorgeous, not simple at all. I love the gold deer and the greenery. Beautifully done, my friend. xo

  6. Beautiful Ron- love the gold and red ribbon and the deer! You are making good use of that clam shell- I love it when something can serve for multiple uses! You can guild it after the first of the year when things slow down!

  7. Hi, Mr. Blue Eyes! Oh, this is truly beautiful! You really have the touch! Hope your Thanksgiving was nice.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. You are way ahead of me this year, Ron! In fact, I'd love for someone to come and toss these cartons in the air and have the contents magically come down in a new and unique arrangement.:-)

  9. Simple - I don't think so. Gorgeous - yes!!! Cathy

  10. Ron, your mantel looks beautiful! I finally finished mine today. I used the gold leafed reindeer on mine, as well! Love how you incorporated the books. It's gorgeous!

  11. Gorgeous! I need to bring my giant clamshell indoors!

  12. I love how full your garland is on your mantel! Your ribbon is beautiful too. Your mantel is classic and handsome at the same time.

  13. Ron, the mantle is so beautiful. I love the garland. I am always happy to see what someone else does with their mantles. I noticed you were scheduled for Wednsdays Christmas Home Tour. Can't wait to see what everyone is doing..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  14. You are such an inspiration. Your house is beautiful.

  15. Gorgeous mantel and I love how you always incorporate those beautiful oyster shells!...Looking forward to partying with you.

  16. So pretty and I love the deer and your use of fresh greenery.

  17. love love love and love that beautiful plaid ribbon on your outside wreath!


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