Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Mantel 2015

 Hi everyone!

In my continued effort to keep my Christmas decor fairly simple this year, I decorated the living room fireplace mantel with our family stockings, a simple garland, a few Christmas ornaments and a pair of candle sticks that are holding grapevine balls and some greens.

Our living room accent wall is not nearly as green as these pictures would make you think! Holy guacamole Batman! Nonetheless, it really makes a pretty backdrop to the holiday decor.

I found the cute little mitten garland at Kirkland's in Branson, Missouri - the Kirkland's of ALL Kirkland's!

I personalized these stockings the year Baby Bluebird was born.  They are making their 25th Christmas appearance this year!

We had to take away two stockings this year, since we had to say goodbye to both our dog and our cat.  However, we happily hung a cute stocking for our new puppy, sweet Palmer!  It has been a challenge decorating for Christmas this year with this eight month old pup under foot.  It is a good thing I wanted to simplify!

One week from today and we will be Christmas-ing away!  I am so excited to have Baby Bluebird home from school for a week or so.  I will be holding tight to every minute, as after Christmas vacation passes, I am unsure when we will be seeing her again.  *Sniff!*  Thankful for FaceTime and Skype!

Hope you are "getting it all done" these next few days, but also are taking a moment to stop and reflect on what it's all about and savoring the time with those you love.

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  1. Your Christmas Mantel is gorgeous Jane. Enjoy this next week as we head on down to the big day. So happy you will have your daughter home for a visit. Enjoy enjoy. Hope little Palmer gets some fun gifts under the tree from Santa too. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. What an awesome idea for a mantel to use a mitten garland. Love it! Janice