Our 2012 Christmas Mantle.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And I love our mantle. Again. It didn't change much at all from last year, but here it is for all who want to see it:
Obviously, we painted our house, which I LOVE. I moved the stockings over to one side and added a mirrored ball thing that I got at TJMaxx a few years ago, as well as another apothecary jar that normally sits on a dresser in the corner of our living room (our tree is there right now). The last new addition this year are a couple of wired baskets filled with grapevine balls and ornaments.
This year I decided to jump on the bandwagon and buy some real greenery to mix in with my ever-faithful faux greenery. I like the look, but not the mess, and definitely not the rash that it gave my hands! And it made me wheeze. I am a loser.
So here is our mantle last year:
(OH my gaaaawsh. I pulled this up and yelled "Peach Crayon!" How did I stand that color for so long? I really need to do a updated home tour with the new paint color--sorry about that.)
And here is our mantle now:
Ahhhh, pretty much the same, but SO much better. :)
Linking this at Ten June and The Lettered Cottage!


  1. I love the natural look of this! And those stocking are amazing - they will go with any color scheme you ever want. love.

  2. Gorgeous!! This should be in a magazine, well done :)

  3. Oh it looks SO good! And I LOVE the new paint color! Pure gorgeousness!!

  4. I love your mantle! It makes me want a fireplace! I've always decorated in the traditional red at Christmas time but this makes me want to go the natural route next year!

  5. I love the fact that the painting fits perfectly and makes it even more special.

  6. I love the painting above your mantle. Who's the artist?

  7. That is decorated very nicely. I love it!


    Danielle Faith

  8. Love you new wall color! I am with you on the mess with real greeenery!

  9. Love this! Stumbled on to your blog and I'm a new follower. I've also got a little boy too....he's almost 6 months old :)) Excited to follow since you are a little ahead of us :))

  10. Found you through Ten June. Love the simplicity of your mantel. With that gorgeous painting, you don't need to add much.

    Who is the artist?

    1. I actually got it at Ross about 2 years ago. A lot of readers ask about it and I always feel bad that I don't have more information! There aren't any makrings or signatures on it :(. Thank you for reading!

  11. A perfect picture and whole thing goes with the wall's colour. The small rope trees and the rope wool brings up a contrast.


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