Christmas Mantle 2010

This year for the mantle, I used leftover branches from my DIY Flocked Christmas Tree as the base of the greenery.  Then, added fresh elements for scent and texture.

 I layered berries and bayleaves and shopped the front yard for evergreen clippings.

(Sorry, Honey about the incident involving the hedge clippers and your new LED lights).

To mix things up a bit, I opted for potted Amaryllis instead of the Paperwhites that I've used in the past.

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I can't wait to see what everyone else has created.

Christmas Blessings to you and yours.


  1. Looks lovely! I was thinking of shopping my yard for some things too.

  2. Gorgeous! I ordered those stocking this year. I had been holding out for the last two years and finally did it! I love the amaryllis with the hurricanes. The zebra chair looks great with the red throw! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house!

  3. Beautiful! :) I think I will head outside and cut some branches . . . I'll watch out for the lights, though. ;)

  4. Your mantel look so pretty - I love the bright and cheerful stockings. OOps about the lights!

  5. Beautiful mantel and I also love the stockings!

  6. I mostly fell in love with your artwork above the mantle!

  7. This is SO fun and unique. I love the framed silouettes of your "loves" and the whimsical stockings! And the zebra chair is the perfect finishing touch, flanking your fireplace. LOVE it! :)

    Hope to have mine finished and pics up tomorrow. Have a blessed Christmas Season! <><

  8. Beautiful! Just the right amount of fun and pretty. Love your stockings.

  9. I love those Ballard stockings and how great they look with your artwork...the whole mantle is awesome!

  10. The polka dot stockings are so fun! Perfect mix of red, green and black!
    Love it!

  11. Seriously, I thought I was looking at a Pottery Barn inspired mantel. You did an amazing display! Love it!

    Happy Holidays!

  12. Well...I've looked at a lot of great mantles but yours really speaks to me!! I love it. I love the symmetry and the colors combination. My kitchen is done in the same colors, guess I'm drawn to those wonderful bold colors. Also, their traditional Christmas colors, which I like.
    Great Job!!!
    Merry Christmas,
    The Tattered Tassel

  13. Is your "LED light incident" similar to my "I'm sorry about the drip system" incident? I'm thinking they might be!

    I love how modern and yet traditional your mantle is. That last photo is magazine worthy!

  14. Oh, I love your mantle! Very different, but cool and festive. Love the sign! And the stockings are way cool.

  15. That is so much fun! I love the whimsicality of the stockings too. Great job...

    Just wanted to say thank you for following my blog, too. :-) Have a great day!

  16. Where did you get your stockings? I am looking for some EXACTLY like yours!! Could you email where you got them?

    Thanks :)


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