Colorful Retro Christmas Mantel

Colorful Retro Christmas Mantel

I am so excited to finally be able to show you my Christmas mantel! It has been busy busy busy around here!

Last year I had a Woodland theme on the mantel. I adored it (if I do say so myself) but this year I wanted more color! So I came up with a really Colorful Retro Mantel and it was so fun to put together!

Retro Style Christmas Mantel

Let’s take a look at some close ups. Because I went a little picture crazy.

I think one of my favorite things about the mantel is this pom pom garland. It was super easy to do – just make up a ton of pom poms and string them up on bakers twine. I paired it with a vintage beaded garland for a little more texture.

Yarn Pom Pom Christmas Garland

I wanted a big pop of color behind everything so I propped up one of my turquoise window frames in front of the mirror, after Christmas this will head upstairs to my room for some new wall art! Woot!
I decorated the window with this cute Scrappy Christmas Wreath – it’s just a Styrofoam form wrapped with yarn and fabric scraps, and decorated with some cute felt flowers and more pom poms. Of course.

Christmas Wreath on Window

The mantel is decorated with a bunch of fun vintage bottle brush trees, as well as my faux versions I made a few weeks ago. Aren’t they cute and bristley? I want to make more. Next year.

Colorful Bottle Brush Trees on Mantel

I have my Bing Crosby Merry Christmas record hanging out there too – it’s the perfect colors to match the mantel and Bing looks so cute.

Retro Christmas Decorations

I just fell in love with these deer bookends from Target. I may have squealed in the aisle. Possibly. I love this angle because you can see how they look just a little sly, sitting there holding up their vintage mini ornament garland.

White Christmas Deer with Ornaments

I really like how the whole thing came together -

Retro Mantel Decorations

On the right side I have my Joy To The World sign and a little mini globe! And a glittered deer – because you can never have too many of those.

Glittery Christmas Decorations

Oh look – in this last photos in the mirror you can see my Gallery Wall and Shelf on the other wall! Sneaky.

Scrappy Retro Christmas Wreath

Colorful Christmas Mantel

So I hope you like it – it sure makes me happy! :)


  • Reply December 19, 2013

    Tracy Park

    LOVE where did you get the deer head book ends

  • Reply December 19, 2013

    Pam Spradliin

    It is gorgeous…I have saved it to remind me to do something like this next year.

  • Reply December 19, 2013

    Susan @SugarBeans

    Gorgeous! I spied a lovely vintage garland in the background; can’t wait to get mine soon!!!
    Merry Christmas to you!
    xoxo- Susan

  • Reply December 19, 2013


    Something’s telling me you were once a window dresser at a major department store or have the capacity to do so. Your retro look is in spot. The Bing Crosby Album. Yes, vinyl. Do you also own a turn table aka record player? The globe capitalizing on Joy To The World . Not just basic Christmas green and red but some Cali turquoise too. Can’t be more inviting than this.

  • totally in love with this! I have a major bottle brush tree addiction. Just pinned!!

  • Reply December 19, 2013

    Jaime Jenkins


  • Reply December 19, 2013


    Your mantel is adorable! I would have passed by those deer bookends without a second thought, but I LOVE what you did with them! My brain just doesn’t think out of the box much. Also, the pom-pom garland? Perfect! I am totally making one next year! I don’t have a mantle, but I do have a couple of doorways that it would be perfect for!

  • Reply December 19, 2013

    Karen Marie Kedzuch

    I am in love with the colors, and love that you have old, and new design to make vintage dance throughout your decorations in your home.

  • Reply December 19, 2013


    I love this color scheme! It looks fabulous. I want all new Christmas decorations now :)

  • Reply December 19, 2013

    Dawn Gross

    Love! I want to make Pom Pom garlands and hang them EVERYWHERE! Beautiful mantle!


  • Reply December 20, 2013


    This is SO fun Bev!! Thanks for linking it up to the Party Bunch. xoxo

  • Reply December 20, 2013


    I LOVE everything about your mantel, Bev! It’s beautiful. Your wreath is gorgeous, too.

  • Reply December 20, 2013


    So adorable! I love the layers and the colors you used!

  • Reply December 20, 2013

    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    I am loving all of the garlands!!! I love that you were able to incorporate so many. And the pom poms!!! SO cute! The color scheme is super fun and cheery. And seeing Bing’s head up there makes me happy. :)

  • Reply December 21, 2013

    Julie M

    I love this – so pretty, and the colours are fabulous. I’ve been using pom-poms this year too, I made a wreath, but next year, I am definitely thinking pom-pom garlands!!!


  • Reply December 23, 2013

    Denise... On a Whim

    I am completely in love with this mantel! I adore the colors and the Bing Crosby record is fab!!

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