Christmas Photo Contest - Fireplace Mantle

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Christmas Photo Contest - Fireplace Mantle

There's nothing a decorator/Home Stager loves more than decorating their own fireplace mantle for the Christmas holidays.  Who doesn't love the complimentary colour combination of green and red?!  Add to that some sparkle, some silver, some natural elements and some whimsy, and you have a delightful focal point for all to enjoy.  I still love my little Mr. & Mrs. Snowmen (or Bonhomme de Neige), sent to me last year by super Ottawa Realtor® Valerie Zinger!  Thanks again, Valerie! Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Fireplace Mantle

Comments (30)

Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Thank you for participating in and voting in the Christmas Photo Contest!
Dec 13, 2011 04:20 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Joni - What a delightful contest - thanks so much for running this.  I'll try to continue posting photos as it's such fun!

Dec 13, 2011 04:25 AM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Sally.....LOVE the pewter pots & berries!  But this one stager who does not love to decorate for holidays...maybe when I finally get a few grandkids!!

Dec 13, 2011 09:39 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - Here's what you do to get into the spirit!  Put on the latest Michael Buble Christmas album, heat up some Mulled wine, watch the movie, "White Christmas" and then start decorating!!!

Dec 14, 2011 03:47 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Sally,

What a beautiful mantel all decorated for the holidays. I am so jealous as I have not put my tree up yet. I did put a small one in the kitchen. How lovely your picture is!  I love the snowmen plus the berries are just the perfect touch. Happy Holidays.

Dec 14, 2011 04:30 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kristin - Well, I have to make a confession...  it's December 15th and I don't have my tree up yet, either!  I did decorate the mantle, front door etc., but still need to get the tree.  Hmmm, maybe today...

Dec 15, 2011 04:04 AM
Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Sally - We too have an ifinity towards snowmen... As long as they are those kind and not the real kind.... lol nice shot

Dec 16, 2011 08:44 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Lisa & Robert - I agree!  Real snowmen involve snow, and I'd prefer to take the rain anyday!  Have a great holiday!

Dec 17, 2011 03:12 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I changed the name of the group from Christmas Photo Contest to Christmas Photo Challenge so that we can be challenged to continue posting our photos through the end of the year! I hope to see you there!

Dec 17, 2011 01:50 PM
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

I was waiting for my snowmen from Valerie this year but nothing yet....... waiting.....waiting..... Guess I will just have to enjoy yours for another year. LOL.  They are so cute and your mantel looks fabulous!

Dec 17, 2011 02:00 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Joni - Yes, I'll try to post a few more photos in the "Challenge" before the big day.  Thanks!

Shar - Keep checking that mail box - you never know what might appear from a fellow Active Rainer!  In the meantime, I'm happy to virtually share my snowmen with you!

Dec 18, 2011 02:24 PM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Sally, I remember your post last year when you received Mr. and Mrs. Bonhomme. They do look charming this year! Merry Christmas !

Dec 19, 2011 05:59 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Pamela - Pulling these snowmen out of the decorating box this year felt like I was receiving them as a gift all over again!  You have a very Merry Christmas too!

Dec 20, 2011 03:42 AM
David Stevens
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada - Victoria, BC
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

Sally - you have a great gift for "decorating" - I like the way you put the Christmas "stuff" together!

Cheers!

Dec 20, 2011 11:47 AM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Hi Sally I too missed this contest. Love your Christmas mantle.  Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Dec 21, 2011 01:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally- that's one of the things I miss a about not having a fireplace... no mantle.  Love how festive your photo looks!

Dec 21, 2011 12:40 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - Thanks and glad you enjoyed the array of carefully selected Christmas ornaments, picks, lights and boughs, or as you put it, Christmas "stuff"!!!  Have a great Christmas and New Year!

Wendy - Well, no points, but a lot of fun.  Have a great Holiday Season!

Kathy - Oh, I guess you don't need a fireplace in Florida - here it's not just for show...  Have a great Christmas!

Dec 22, 2011 04:36 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Where have I been?  I missed this Photo challenge somehow!  Beautiful photo Sally!

Dec 23, 2011 04:15 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

"HAPPY HOLIDAYS" from Vegas Bob and Family ... ;o)

Photography by Robert Swetz

Dec 23, 2011 02:50 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon - You've been busy prepping your house for sale!!!  Best of luck - it looks gorgeous and I know it well sell quickly.

VB - Oh, you posted my favourite photo - the Alien Santa!  Thank you and Have a very Happy New Year on Freemont Street!

Dec 23, 2011 04:50 PM