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Mantel Elegance

This year, I wanted to change things up abit.  Our family room is rust, gold, and bronze.
I thought I would create a gold and cream theme.  My husband and I ventured down the hill today to visit Pottery World.  My last post featured some fabulous decorating for the holidays.
We indulged in a nice lunch and then proceeded to browse.  What's not to love in this amazing store?
The gold sleigh immediately caught my eye.  Check it out!

There's more to come.....I did tweak my back alittle, while pulling down heavy bins.
My husband suggested skipping decorating this holiday.....Not!

What have you been up to? 

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  1. Hi Linda! Your mantel is just gorgeous! I love all of the goldeness you've used. I just loved your dancing too! You're amazing.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  2. Everything that you do is elegant, Linda. Love the mantel. I finally got mine done today, but it is far from elegant. Be careful with that back! Those "tweaked" backs can keep ya down if ya don't watch it.

  3. Linda, your mantel is gorgeous! Love the colors that you're using! Everything looks so elegant!

  4. That is such a glamorous mantel! It's so pretty! That sleigh is the perfect focal point.

    Hope your back is better soon!

  5. Beautiful mantel, Linda. I love you as an elf! You are rather magical. ;-) xo

  6. Your home is so beautiful and your mantel is no exception! And your little elf is so darn cute :) I can't wait to see more it is inspiring me to get the Christmas decorating done!

  7. B e a u t I f u l!! Your sleigh is darling! Love the ornaments in it and your Santa!
    Definitely elegant! Beautiful in the evening with the lights!

  8. Linda, your mantle looks gorgeous! I especially love the evening photo with it all lit up and glowing.

  9. Wow! This is gorgeous! Linda, can you come to my house and decorate?! Everything looks so festive and bright. Love it!

    Danielle xo

  10. Your mantel looks so pretty! The sled and Santa are so festive :)

    (so impressed by your dancing skills:)


  11. Linda, your mantle and sleigh are beautiful and I love your two, little elves!

  12. Your mantel is stunning, Linda. Sorry about your back, hope it gets better soon so you can continue decorating. I am done, yay! Did you see? It's the pose just below my tablescape. Take care!...Christine

  13. Now, you are too cute as an elf!!! The mantle is stunning and elegant, love it!!! hugs...cleo

  14. Hi Linda! I love that sleigh and those reindeer! The whole thing looks just wonderful! The photo of the mantle with the lights dimmed is stunning! Gina

  15. Linda,your mantle is so lovely Love the Merry Christmas sign on the frame. x

  16. It would be a sin not decorate your lovely home for Christmas... even if only Santa is stopping by LOL

    I'm in love with your sleigh!!!! So so lovely and I like the twinkling lights when you dim the room lights.

    So envious of your gift. Why do you deal with digital design?. You'd be a blessing for lessed gifted people decorating their homes - if only for the Holidays.

    So envious of that Sleigh finding. You always grab the loveliest things.

    Take Care and Have Fun! (pay no attention to the lucky Hubby... you just remember him he said no when he's enjoying a cuppa in front of the fireplace watching those twinkling lights :sigh:)

    Love You,

  17. Dearest Linda,
    How GORGEOUS your mantle looks; I love all gold decorations(^_^)彡☆ What a fabulous place to welcome Christmas☆☆☆

    Also I love the way you do with your page; I wish I had the talent like you♪

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  18. LOL You've been "elfed." So cute! Your mantel is stunning, LInda. LOVE all the gold details! I'll be tree hunting today after leaving the studio. Wish me luck!

  19. Hi Linda,
    Thanks for your visit. The sleigh is gorgeous, as is the entire mantel. You did a fabulous job! Enjoy!!

  20. Elegant definitely describes it. I love the white lights to make it all glow.

  21. Linda, I love your mantel! It's stunning! I love your sleigh! It'a all so festive!

  22. Wow! Very Pretty!
    Take care of that back - Back issues are not fun. :(
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment. I have really cut back on decorating the last few years.
    Enjoy your evening.

  23. Hi Linda, Beautiful mantle. I love the sleigh and raindeer and the swag if a gorgeous finishing touch. Great dance moves!!!!

    The French Hutch

  24. Linda, thank you for becoming a follower of the "Cabin", I am also your newest follower. Your mantel is so elegant and beautiful. You signature cracks me up and your header is just adorable. Hope we become great bloggy friends:)


  25. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  27. oops my keyboard was possessed, deleted and ...trying again...I think everything looks beautiful We could blend our decorations, did you see my post today? giggle. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.xo

  28. Good morning!!! First of all are you my "secret Santa" who redid my header?????????????????? If so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! You are too sweet!!!Please let me know if it was you, but I don't know who else could have or would have done that!!!! Now, your mantle is beautiful and that sleigh is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I love all the gold going on. I am a sparkle person too:):) Have a GREAT weekend. XO, Pinky

  29. Beautiful mantle! Love the whole sleigh and reindeer theme. I have something similar I am putting together. ;)

    Great work. :)


  30. Thanks for stopping by Queenie's wee blog and being a follower. Your mantel is decorated absolutely beautifully!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  31. So pretty and festive! LOVE it!

  32. Linda, can you by any chance send me the header picture from my blog???? I tried to copy it but that didn't work..if not don't worry. Thanks!!!!

  33. WOW. Linda you have a beautiful home and exquisite decorations. Thanks so much for sharing! Karen.x

  34. Very elegant Linda. The sleigh is gorgeous! Sure hope your back gets better. Sore backs are the worst! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  35. Your mantel looks amazing, I love the swag and the combination of gold and cream. I am using silver and gold this year for my decorations but have a simple mantel I used some gorgeous white orchids and hung a wreath with gold organza ribbon from the top of the mirror. I then suspended a little fine strand of silver stars across the mantel. I am really pleased with the results. Hopefully the orchids will bloom for quite some time.

  36. Hi Linda,
    I love your mantle, the warm golds very classic and elegant!
    Merry Christmas!

  37. Not sure how I missed this post, but it is beautiful! I love the colors! I went with similar colors in our dining room and library this year. Your sleigh is SO cool with that kind of almost quilted look on the sides!!! Gorgeous ornaments in it, too! I'm sorry to hear you pulled some back muscles and hope you're feeling much, much better by now. I don't know WHAT on earth made your husband think for even a moment that a little pain would stop the decorating!!! :-)


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