Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Let's Gather - A Thanksgiving Mantlescape

Hi there, if you are here for the first time from the Let's Gather Blog Hop, Welcome!

I am Nikki, and I am thrilled for you to be here. I am stop number 6, so by the time you have landed here, you should already be very inspired for Thanksgiving.

I will not be hosting, or even cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year, so I decided to create a Thanksgiving Mantlescape that we can enjoy all month long.

And when I say mantlescape, I really mean that I decorated the top of my upright piano because I don't have a mantle to decorate.

I wanted to keep things fairly neutral and very simple, so I gathered a few things that I already had around the house.

-Teal Burlap Ribbon
-Teal Yarn
-Ceramic Pumpkins
-Mercury Glass Candle Stick Holders

Tips for Creating a Simple Mantlescape
1. Don't over think it.
2. Use items with varying heights.
3. Mix finishes or styles to keep it interesting.
4. Add texture in some way.
5. Less is more.

 I hope you have been inspired to create a Simple Thanksgiving Mantlescape for your your home.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the other stops on this blog hop.You can find a link to each stop at the bottom of this post.

I'm linking this post to:

What You Wish Wednesday
Show Me Saturday - My Creative Days
Motivational Monday Party - Curly Crafty Mom


  1. Your mantel looks so great and simple too. I popped over from Little Brags...nice to meet you!

  2. Amanda Craig HendersonNovember 4, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Those mercury glass candle holders are gorgeous! I am a sucker for anything mercury glass. Love your simple mantlescape!

  3. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomNovember 4, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    I really love this, I am always using burlap to drape over stuff... and, those profile canvases are really neat, too! I would love to do something like that at our home.

  4. Hi Nikki, I could not agree more about all the tips for decorating a Mantle.....Less is more and yours is perfect. the chalkboard is super cute!!!! Glad to have met you through the Blog Hop. Following you now !!!! xoxoxox Christine from Little BRags

  5. Love this, Nikki! Want to swing by and make a few areas lovely here in my home?

  6. So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Very nice job! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. This looks so classic and elegant! Love the simplicity, too!!

  9. Thanks, Wendy! If you were a little closer I would be on it! We would have a great time.

  10. Thanks, Christine! It's so nice to have met you, too.

  11. Thanks, Carrie! The canvases were very easy. I did a post on them in the 31 day series.

  12. Thanks, Amanda! I'm a sucker for mercury glass too. It goes with everything.

  13. Thanks, Holly. It's nice to meet you, too.

  14. I love the simplicity of this craft. Pinning!!!

  15. I love how simple yet elegant this is! Thanks for joining us for Motivational Monday!

  16. So pretty. I love that you're keeping it simple. For any holiday it is most appropriate at Thanksgiving. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there tomorrow!


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