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


  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!

  2. Such a pretty mantel!!!! Guess are a winner of {come over and see!} .....

  3. Very sweet, I love to celebrate family.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Cha Cha

  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 HOLDING}


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

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

  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!

  8. Very pretty!
    Loving the branches & snow!


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