Christmas Mantel

Wow, I feel like this is my first decorating post in a long time, but what can I say, I’m a sucker for Christmas.  I love the twinkling lights, sitting by the fire sipping cider, watching the snow fall, and especially listening to Christmas music!  So, when I saw Layla at The Lettered Cottage was having a mantle party, I couldn’t resist:)

The Lettered Cottage
This is the first Christmas I’ve had a true mantle to decorate, and while I thought I would love to have garland and lights, it was a bit trickier than I thought.  My garland was so plump that I couldn’t really stand things on the mantle with it, and I wanted a pennant hanging, so I didn’t hang  my greenery.  So with that being said, no christmas lights on the mantle this year…the tree and railings will have to suffice.
I went traditional Christmas this year.  I’ve about tried it all, but I always go back to good old red and green:)
The mercury helps to give it a bit of sparkle.
I fell in love with these little trees from Ballard Designs, and just saw today that they were on sale, I think the little one is only 7.99 now…wish I would have known that earlier:)
I also reused my fall twigs, just added a bit of sparkle to them:)
The sun was shining in so bright this morning, which was great to see…but it didn’t help with the holiday decor:)
So this is where you can find me most mornings….sipping my morning coffee:)
I’ll show you how to make one of those cute snowflake pillows later:)


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8 thoughts on “Christmas Mantel”

  1. I found your blog months ago because of your beautiful decorating. I keep coming back because of your beutiful transparent faith in Jesus. I pray that God will richly bless you and your family.

  2. So….. I think I need to hire you for now to decorate my home and when we build someday, to be my interior decorator and designer. I just love the looks and decor that you come up with! Love!

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