Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Mantel

Sharing my Christmas mantel today.  I always need to find room for the father Christmas art from Kirkland's - I've had it for years now, and I just love the holiday feel it gives the room.  The stockings I made when our daughter was born - last year we added one for her boyfriend.  Although there may be trendier, prettier stockings out in the world today, I would never trade these in.  They are beautiful to me because of the many Christmas seasons they have been through! Family treasures and traditions - do you use those when you decorate for the holidays too?

I used a green garland with white lights, added a cranberry garland, and then filled in with green and red Christmas ornaments and green twirly picks to give it some movement and a fun element.  They I used various stars to complete the look.  I like to keep the mantel simple because I tend to have a lot of décor going around throughout the room.

Few things can rival a Christmas mantel in my book - so inviting and homey.  Just the way I like it at holiday time!
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