The Christmas fireplace pictures included here feature a striking variety of mostly rustic stone fireplace surrounds trimmed out for the holidays. For-
tunately, given the natural beauty of the stone, itself, it doesn't generally require much in the way of seasonal decor to create a festive holiday hearth!
Photo Credit (above): Roger Wade Studio
As the focal point of virtually any room, a large stone fireplace has a com-
manding presence. More often than not, when it comes to holiday hearth decor, less is More!
For example, the striking but cozy
irondack Style stone fireplace pictured at left only requires a few evergreen boughs, pine cones and candles to "spruce it up" for the holidays.
Similarly, the warm and inviting river rock fireplace pictured below is decked out for the holidays with a simple evergreen garland. Embellished with pine cones, the garland is elegantly draped over the mantel and down the sides of the stone surround. A pair of large candle holders anchor it on either end of the mantel shelf, while a basket of boughs rests on the hearth to complete the holiday composition.
Once again, the two Christmas fireplace pictures that follow feature stone hearths that are simply decorated
for the holidays. Below, left, is a flag-
stone fireplace photographed by Roger Wade Studio. Once again, it fea-
tures a simple evergreen garland elegantly draped down the sides of the stone surround. In keeping with the room's Western theme, an assortment of boots -- including cowboy boots -- hang from the garland over the fire-
box opening. Resting on each end of the mantel shelf is a large red and white tin filled with evergreen boughs.
Though the stone fireplace pictured below right uses minimal seasonal de-
cor, it evokes the holiday spirit, nevertheless. Resting on the center of the timber mantel shelf is a simple evergreen spray topped with a couple of large pine cones. Flanking the spray is a pair of wrought metal candle hold-
Pictured below is another splendid Adirondack Style stone fireplace. Locat-
ed in the lobby and dining area of Whiteface Lodge in Upstate New York, its massive half log mantel shelf holds a festive assortment of holiday greenery, pine cones and ribbon.
The Christmas fireplace picture at
right features an evergreen wreath with white painted pine cones and
a large red bow hanging above the mantel shelf. An evergreen garland embellished with dozens of candy canes festoons the festive Christ-
For those dreaming of a "White Christmas," the elegant design that follows should fill the bill nicely. Large boughs of evergreen -- flocked to match the Christmas tree -- line the mantel shelf. Centered on the mantel shelf is a large oval mirror with a silver frame. Arrangements of pale green flowers in silver vases rest among the evergreen boughs. And capping it off are silver candle holders with tapered, gleaming white candles.
The broad rustic stone fireplace pictured below features an appropriately scaled, i.e., thick and heavy, evergreen garland adorned with a multitude of white lights running along the top of the mantel. Though a relatively simple holiday decorating idea, this massive stone surround practically screams "Happy Holidays!"
And finally, for those that don't subscribe to the "less is more" philosophy when decorating a stone fireplace
for the holiday season and -- more im-
portantly, have the time and patience to pull it off -- you'd be hard pressed to find a more exuberant and festive decorating scheme than that shown below. Clearly, a great amount of skill and passion were employed
in the creation of this colorful holiday extravaganza!
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