I purchased this dresser mirror salvage piece for my mantel earlier this year at Jackson's Icebox Antiques and Collectibles.
I have been contemplating whether to put together my usual, rustic Christmas mantel or use the dresser frame and go in a different direction this year. Here are past Christmas mantels:
Christmas Mantel 2012.
Christmas Mantel 2013.
Christmas Mantel 2014.
Christmas Mantel 2015.
I went the other way, deciding to use the dresser mirror salvage, and I chose to go with all white tree decorations. I painted Dollar Tree bells and thrift shop star wooden ornaments (on the left) with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, and then brushed on a coat of matte Varathane water based poly.
I purchased four embroidery hoop ornaments from Kmart, and also purchased several white metal star ornaments and Christmas word ornaments for $1.50 each at a local drug store. AND I used my very favorite white crocheted snowflakes that I have had forever.
A four foot tree from Sullivan's floral and gifts, purchased at a local floral shop, holds all of my white ornaments. The tree is on top of a white wooden stool and in a vintage raisin crate. A burlap runner with white snowflakes hangs on a 1960's bunk bed ladder, purchased at a garage sale, and painted in ASCP in Old White. Large Christmas trees are a thing of the past here. No kids at home, no kids or grandkids even in town. This small tree will work for a two day celebration. No furniture removal or re-arranging necessary!
My mantel has two vintage look Old St Nick canvases hanging in the dresser mirror frame, along with faux greenery, jars with faux snow and flame-less candles and birch bark candle holders as well on the mantel.
Do you have a real fireplace? I love my fireplace but I hate the mess of wood. I used to buy short burning logs from Menards to burn in the fireplace on holidays.
Thrift shop to the rescue. This birch log was an easy addition to my fireplace. I took the votive candles and glass holders out of the pre-drilled log and added tealights.
These craft shop stars were also painted white and tied on three miniature faux trees with jute.
Remember this repurposed drawer plant stand? Birch log in the fireplace!
A very different mantel for Organized Clutter this year!