Double Parlor Holidays The Victorian House

The Fireplace Mantel, Decorated for Christmas

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Confession: we waited until after Thanksgiving to put our tree up, but I started bringing out the Christmas decorations for the rest of the house a couple of weeks ago! The fireplace is sporting a mix of decorations that we already owned with a few new additions from Target.

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I really liked this holiday berry garland, but I used the silver ornament garland that we already owned and then added a few loose gold ornaments to fill in some bare spots. The candle holders are the same ones you saw last month in the dining room. I picked up several small and large bottle brush trees in both silver and white to add to the mantel, and further staggered the height by propping a few of the trees up on small upside-down bowls that are hidden behind the ornaments.

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The brass deer are vintage. I loved decorating with them each year in the old house, so it’s fun to see them here on top of the fireplace. You can pick up this guy if you’re looking for a new deer of your own, or maybe just a small ceramic stag head for kicks?

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Had the vintage painting leaning on the mantel been something more precious, I probably would have hesitated to string the “happy holidays” glitter banner across it. It may not be the greatest work of art, but I think it is the perfect backdrop for those sparkly letters! And speaking of sparkle, behold. Glitter! Gold! Silver! It’s all very merry.

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Our stockings will soon be hung by the fireplace, but that isn’t the only change to come. My sister is hosting a Christmas party this year and she asked if she could borrow some decorations, so I have a feeling some of these will be moving to her apartment soon. At least I was able to enjoy this setup for a little while first! Besides, what are sisters for? (For stealing all of your cute Christmas decor, apparently. Ha!)

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  • Laura @ Rather Square
    December 8, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Pretty and sparkly! And I love the brick arch in your fireplace, don’t know if I had noticed that before – very cool.

    • Making it Lovely
      December 8, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      It’s not bad, but those half-bricks at the curves kind of drive me nuts!

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H
    December 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

    love those white wire brush trees.

  • Heidi
    December 8, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Love the glitter and vintage combination. I need to run out and find that Happy Holidays banner.

  • Lyndsey
    December 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Love it! I look forward to your holiday decorations for inspiration each year! Where did you get that fabulous ornament garland? I need me one :)

    • Making it Lovely
      December 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      It was from Pottery Barn, but about five years ago.

  • alisa
    December 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

    amazeballs – pun intended.


  • Peaches
    December 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Prettttttty!!!! Love the contrast between the glitter and the painting. Shazam!

    • lsaspacey
      December 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

      I know, for some strange reason the text against the print reminds me of a Wayne White painting.

  • Stephanie
    December 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Super cute! I love the deer and how they pull everything together. I picked up a little brass bird at a garage sale on my street and it makes me so happy! ;)

    • Making it Lovely
      December 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Pretty little brass animals are the best.

  • Mandy @ This Girl's Life
    December 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Oh it is so gorgeous! I love the painting as a backdrop and the mix of silver, gold and white. Well done!

  • Mom
    December 8, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Love the mantle AND the gorgeous sparkly pillow!

  • Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    December 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    This is so, so pretty! I love it all.

  • judy
    December 8, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Your family has a new home, the loveliest décor but best of all a brand new adorable Baby! What more could you wish for. I was going to say A White Christmas but I quickly revised that to A reasonable amount of White with lots and lots of Christmas. A joyous Christmas and a wonderful new Year to you all.

  • Nesting Story
    December 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

    This is beautiful! I absolutely love how you added a banner to your existing art. What a great idea. You might like my Christmas mason jar DIY

  • casacaudill
    December 10, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Always excited to see the deer make a return.

  • XpressDecorators
    December 10, 2014 at 1:43 am

    How beautiful this is! Even with just a glance, you get that cosy and festive feeling of Christmas. Really, wow. The glitters are lovely too!

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  • Sayeh, The Office Stylist
    December 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I adore the Christmas decorations that you put up. Decorating the mantel is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. I love the silver and gold tones that you used. Also, that glitter banner is adorable!

    Lovely post!