Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Mantel 2012

Recently, I hung a round mirror over my mantel.

I had all kinds of visions of how I would decorate the space for Christmas 
but I ended up liking the mirror by itself.
I kept things simple.

Just some garland, candles and of course
the stockings.

My kids reminded me
that we need a stocking for the dog this year.
I guess I'll have to go buy one.

These Pier One candles just move all over my house!

Here is what the mantel looked like
with a roaring fire the other night
which explains why I am out of wood in the top picture!
(That is part of my son and his DS player in the corner.)

So, the decorating continues.
Each day I get a little more done around here.

If you would like to see last year's mantel,
click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.

How is your holiday decorating coming along?

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15 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of simple mantels. Yours looks great!

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  2. I like the simplistic yet elegant mantle. Great work! xo

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  3. I love your needlepoint stockings. They are so classic! Great looking fire too. Love this time of year for that.

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  4. Pretty, Shelley! Nothing like a fire and needlepoint stockings to say Christmas!

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  5. Lindas suas decorações de natal. Tudo muito bonito.
    Tenha uma ótima semana.

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  6. Very pretty mantel...I love your needlepoint stockings!!

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  7. Such a pretty mantel, especially with the fire going looks like a storybook setting! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. XO

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  8. Your mantel looks lovely, especially with that roaring fire! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays, liz

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  9. Your mantle is so pretty! Thanx for sharing it with us at the mantle party!

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  10. I agree. Sometimes less is more. Your mantle looks fantastic.

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  11. Hi Shelley, we are seeing lots of simple in blogland this year I think. I know I sure went a lot simpler this year. Love those stockings, oh, and I will be checking back to make sure Rosie gets a stocking this year. LOVE that roaring fire. We have not had cool enough weather here for a fire yet. I can't wait!

    Pssst....don't forget Rosie!

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    1. Thanks Teresa! Believe me, the kids won't let me forget Rosie!

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  12. Your mantel is so pretty, Shelley! I really like the wood surround with the dental molding. I adore the needlepoint stockings! I wish my eyes and hands were good enough to do needlepoint. I used to do all kinds of crewel and needle work, but not anymore. I hope Rosie gets her stocking!

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  13. You can't go wrong with those stockings, right? It looks so pretty and inviting. And count me in on the simple mantel this year too. I scaled waaay back from years past!

    Debbie

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  14. I love simple and sweet, especially with classic Christmas decor like this. It's beautiful! Especially with that roaring fire... don't mind if I stop by and cozy up next to it! ; )

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