When I was working on my Top projects of 2012 post, I didn’t feature any of my mantels. I thought it would be fun to put all my mantels of 2012 in one post and sort of do a “tour of mantels throughout the year.” I LOVE decorating my mantel and I LOVE looking at pictures of other people’s mantels and getting ideas. I already took down my Christmas mantel and have a “winter white mantel” just about done for January. I think I was wanted the Christmas stuff down because I was itching to decorate something. 🙂 So here they are, all my seasonal mantels of 2012….
I didn’t do a winter mantel last year. I took down my Christmas stuff late, then had to repair the wall from a command product that I used so it was the middle of January before I decorated a new mantel. So I just devoted it to an all Valentine’s theme. And I really loved this mantel! The hanging red lanterns, the XOXO over the mirror, our wedding pictures – it was a fun, love-filled mantel. This year I will do a winter mantel in January and a Valentine’s mantel in February.
Another fun mantel. I usually just do a spring mantel and that stays March – early May but who knows, maybe one year I will do an Easter one too.
From early May to after July 4th I usually do a Patriotic themed summer mantel. I LOVE red, white, and blue and love decorating a patriotic themed mantel. I even decorate outside some too with flags and such.
After July 4th, we have usually had or are looking forward to our summer beach vacation very soon so I am in a beachy mood. So I usually do a simple beach/summer mantel that stays up until time to decorate for fall.
I loved my fall mantel! This was the first mantel that I really concentrated on decorating the hearth too and I really enjoyed that. I made the pallet wood barn door type thing and plan to use that again in other mantels.
I went with a vintage, neutral theme for Christmas this year and I really loved this mantel too. The hearth was decorated again and that might become something that I always do.
You can click on any of the titles to get more information on any of the mantels, where I got the things I display (most of them are yard sale finds and I rotate things all around my house during the year), and of course see more pictures too.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of mantels! Can’t wait to see what I come up with for this year!
Do you decorate seasonal mantels (or fantels -“faux mantels”)? What was your favorite mantel display this year?