Sandra Howie
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By SANDRA HOWIE traditional-family-room


I truly love giving our mostly traditional home a christmas mantel that is both simple and sparkly with a bit of rustic and a bit of modern.

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September 26, 2012
2sell4u wrote:
what color was used on the wall
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Sandra Howie
It is moth gray by Pratt and Lambert
   September 26, 2012 at 5:05PM
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August 12, 2012
susanmyers280 wrote:
Can you tell me where you got the PEACE sign? Thanks.
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Sandra Howie
The peace sign was from a local independent shop near my home.

   August 13, 2012 at 6:42AM
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Between Naps on the Porch added this to Ideas for Your Christmas Mantel
Elegant, yet a bit rustic...this would fit in beautifully with the Rustic Chic ideabook created by Becky, a fellow contributor. The silver candles contrast nicely with the rustic feel of the pine cones and twig and berry garland.
Lily Gahagan added this to Make Your Mantel Shine this Holiday
Red berries instantly add a dose of Christmas cheer.
Jonathan Baker added this to Holiday Decorating, Old-School Style
Red berries typically provide a nice pop of color to garland and other mantle garnishes. But by wrapping berries with a simple string of white lights, and pairing them with pinecones and white candles, allows the berries to stand on their own as the mantle focal point. It’s attractive without being flashy.
A bowl of acorns and twigs with red berries is a eco-friendly way to decorate your mantle. Once the holidays are done, return all to nature to decompose. Enjoy your free and easy decorating, and less clutter around the home!Do you have any eco-friendly ideas? Share them below!More:50 Photos of Amazing Holiday DecorationsSeattle Tudor Christmas HouseDecking The Halls
Becky Harris added this to Houzz Call: Show Us Your Holiday Mantel
This mantel creates a holiday feel without using any evergreen trimmings. Designer Sandra Howie says she likes to create a mantel in her own home that "is both simple and sparkly with a bit of rustic and a bit of modern." She's picked a beautiful palette of textures and arranged them in a balanced way.So, Houzzers, show 'em if ya got 'em! Please share your own holiday mantels with everyone in the Comments section.

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Love this mantle decor
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lights in berries
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The word P E A C E and the red berries
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love the simplicity
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