Anytime I share a room on my blog that I haven’t shared before, I always get a bit nervous.  Today is no exception as I share this sneak peek of my master bedroom (fingers cross that you like it)!

I’ve only just started decorating for the holidays and the first thing I decorated this year was my bedroom mantel.  Since we recently remodeled, this is the first Christmas that we’ve had a mantel large enough to decorate and I couldn’t wait to tackle this project!  Today I’m sharing with you my mantel all decked out for the holidays!

In keeping with my overall bedroom, I wanted the mantel to feel elegant and restful, so I stuck to a color palette of white, green and silver.



Of course, I always like to add little touches of rustic and vintage, so my dress form is nearby, plus I added a few bits of burlap for texture.  I also found this cute mercury ornament and rope garland that looked both casual and elegant.



My vintage dress form got an update with a fresh greenery necklace.  I simply wired together individual branches and added it to the dress form, which already had pearls on it.  A single white rose finished the look.



Believe it or not, but I’ve spent months searching for just the right mirror to hang above the fireplace and as it turned out, I had the one I loved the most sitting in my closet all this time!  I bought this metal clock mirror over a year ago at HomeGoods because I fell in love with it instantly, but never had quite the right place to put it.  I forgot about it until just the other week when I realized that I really wanted a metal mirror so that it would tie in with the iron and crystal chandelier that hangs in the center of our room.



I used small European Cypress trees placed in vintage champagne buckets on the sides of the mirror to add some height to the display.  I also added a burlap bow to the front of each.  {Step-by-step instructions for making the bow can be found here.}



In the center, I used a Paperwhite flower wrapped in burlap and tied with ribbon, flanked by two silver candlesticks.



There’s also an assortment of ceramic deer and white feather trees lining the mantel with a base of fresh greenery.



I also added a few faux birch candles.



I don’t typically use a lot of height variation across the mantel because it can look busy, but in this case, I felt it was okay since everything is in a consistent color palette and therefore, not visually distracting.



While I didn’t create a symmetrical design, it still feels balanced to me.



Here’s a list of everything that was used on the mantel:

  • Live topiaries, greenery and paperwhite – Safeway
  • Champagne buckets and silver candlesticks – Antique faire
  • Ceramic deer – Target
  • White feather trees – Hobby Lobby
  • Birch candles – HomeGoods
  • Basket – Pottery Barn
  • Mercury glass and rope garland – Marshalls


I’m happy with the way it turned out and our room smells amazing with all of the greenery!  We’ve never decorated our room for Christmas before and I think this will be the start of a new tradition…


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  1. You’ve put together a really amazing mantel. The clock/mirror really makes a fantastic backdrop and makes the entire display seem so grand. I love how neutral and simple everything is. Perfect!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much!!

  2. Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Love all the detail and the garland is a “must copycat” for me….

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Christine! The garland is just individual branches that I found in the grocery store’s floral department. :)

  3. Very pretty! You did achieve the elegance you were going for. I think it kind of makes sense to have a clock there too as we go into a new year.

  4. It is so pretty and how nice to have a fireplace in the bedroom.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Kim – Thank you so much! I’ll admit, I do love having a fireplace in my room… :)

  5. It looks gorgeous! And you make it seem so simple to do. Thanks for the listing what you used at the end too.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Tanya – Thank you so much for your kind comments!!

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