Monday, November 29, 2010

My Christmas Mantel

Well I had the *most* fun hosting Thanksgiving this year!  And as soon as it was over I cranked up the Christmas music and went around packing up all the leaves and pumpkins.  Today I finally settled on what to put on my mantel for the Christmas season and here it is for your viewing pleasure, enjoyment, and critical eye:


I thought I'd get around to sewing ultra-chic stockings this year, but that (along with a bazillion other things) hasn't happened yet.  Is it just me, or does mothering get in the way of decorating?  So, I picked up a couple of stockings for the boys this year, with nary a thought of whether they'd match the grown-up stockings.  They don't, and so far I can't seem to muster up enough energy to be bothered about it.  Go Mommy!  For once I have defeated the Type-A crazy woman in my head.

I do love the snow-anchored branches.  The mixed greenery and pinecones.  The occasional snowflake peeking out of the greenery.


And my favorite thing is showing off our Christmas cards from years past--held up by snowflake place card-holders.


Now that I have had this put together for three hours, I am thinking about spraying snow on the branches--yea or nay?  If you've posted about your mantel I would love to see it!



P.S. Lovin' the Linkys:
The Lettered Cottage
The Lettered Cottage

8 comments:

  1. Cute!! Oh, and Pottery Barn has free monogramming AND free shipping on their stockings until midnight tonight, so you might want to check it out-although I like the ones you already have!

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  3. Very sweet, I love to celebrate family.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Cha Cha

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  4. I adore the personal touches. I am ALL about personal touches. I came over here from Layla's. Love what you have done. I would give the branches a few days and if you are still itching to spray them --- then DO IT. :)

    I know what you mean about the stockings. I picked up 4 cheapie ones at Walmart. I am eyeing a few at PB AFTER the holidays. {trying to hold out but I plan to buy more than 4....so HOLDING}

    Cheers~
    e

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  5. The mantel looks so beautiful!! I love the snow anchoring the branches and all the wonderful pinecones!

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  6. Looks beautiful! Love the previous Christmas cards on the mantel:)

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  7. I love the snow and branches - it's modern and festive all at the same time. And yes, mothering does get in the way of decorating! I'm on day 4 now and still trying to finish getting Christmas up!

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  8. Very pretty!
    Loving the branches & snow!

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