Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Two Christmas Mantels

I've decided that I just like things a little more rustic and natural. 

I was playing with the mantel today and I created two different mantelscapes. 
You can tell me which one you like better in the comment section below.

   I have a collection of bottle brush trees. 
 They are called bottle brush trees because they are made the way brushes are made. 
Natural fiber or nylon filament is twisted inbetween two wires. 

I watched a youtube video about and now I want a brush maker.

A few of the trees are vintage but the rest have all been picked up at the thrift store. 

I think this is cute but it's not me.

I toned things down with pinecones, antlers and birch.

Some greenery clipped from the yard is in a white Bed, Bath and Beyond pitcher. 

The little pitcher next to it is vintage. 
I just love it. 

Which one do you like best?
For me is about the one that has the most longevity. 
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  1. Katie both are sweet. But I prefer the second one.

  2. I am a bottle brush tree fanatic - I bleach hundreds each year, but I LOVE the simplicity of the second look best.

  3. I like the one with the pitchers best but both are cute!

  4. I like the one with the pitchers best but both are cute!

  5. I love bottle brush trees, but I think I prefer the second arrangement. Simple and fresh!

  6. They both are pretty but I like the second one also.

  7. If you tie one of the trees to the roof of the old car and place it on top of the books on the right side of your second mantel that one would be my favorite!

  8. They are both so nice Katie. If I had to pick I think I like the second one too. It is simple and pretty and fresh and I think you could leave that up even after the holidays.

  9. As much as I love bottle brush trees, I'm surprised that I prefer the second. Would be happy with either though. I love the white pitchers with the greenery, but oh boy, that car made my heart skip a beat! :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. I prefer the second arrangement with the antlers, acorns and pitchers. The green metal truck in the first vignette is terrific. I saw your link at Pamela's Treasure Hunt Thursday link party.