I’m joining the party over at Layla’s showing off my Christmas mantle.
While I love the look of all white for Christmas, it’s not feasible for me to change up all my reds, greens and golds for an all white look. I do have that look in my dining room and will share that later. Also, my den lends itself to the more traditional colors I’ve been using for years. So with that being said, I’d love to share my 2010 Christmas mantle….
I changed up the garland a little bit this year, swagging a large one in front of the mantle and then placing one along the top as well.
I wish I knew how to make those big gorgeous bows but I confess, I buy mine pre-made!
Two new additions this year…nutcrackers. I liked these two little guys and might buy a few more and start a new collection (like I need something else to collect!)
Put Santa Claus on the mantle for the grandkids
Saw an urn done similar to this one in one of Mary Carol Garrity’s Christmas books a few years ago….it stays up year round and I just add the green ornaments at Christmas
And finally a little glimpse of my tree.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas mantle. I’ll be sharing a few vingettes over at Rhoda’s later this week….hope to see you then!