Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Mantels

The Christmas Blogger Party over at is going strong. Today is the Christmas mantel party being hosted by Kristin of and Pamela of So hop on over there and join the party! When I heard all about these Christmas parties going on in Blogland, I felt some sadness because I thought I wouldn't be able to join since I have decided not to put up my usual Christmas decorations. Our floors are being worked on and I have stuff and boxes all over so there is no room to put up a tree, and no time to do it.

I am also linking with Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at

But then I thought I could post my old mantels, couldn't I? And so, I started looking at old photo files and pulled out our mantel pics from past christmasses and here they are.

We have 3 fireplaces in the house. This one is in the family room and it was from 2008.

Same fireplace in 2009

I usually put up a smaller white tree here but not this year.

Same fireplace last year, 2010

Kitchen in 2008. This was even before the TV was installed above the mantel.

Same kitchen mantel in 2009. You can see the white tree in the family room through the wet bar window on the left.

The formal living room mantel in 2008

Same living room mantel in 2009

Same living room mantel last year, 2010

The photo below of the living room mantel from last year concludes the Christmas mantel tour.
I hope you enjoyed seeing them.

Thanks to all our hosts and thank you all for taking a tour of our past Christmas mantels.


Julio Muao said...

Just spectacular Christine! Magazine worthy!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I know you're going to miss decoating this year, how are the floors coming along? Are you putting them through out the house? I remember each of these mantels and rooms, just gorgeous.
hugs ~lynne~

Susan said...

Christine your Mantles are gorgeous!! Sorry about your floors. They will be back to normal soon.

Olive said...

I love that wide night shot with the full view of the tree. The mantles are gorgeous. Hang in there with the floors. ♥O

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh all your past mantel photos are beautiful :o) Hope you get all your floors done quickly!

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!
Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you dear friend for stopping by! said...

I loved seein all the photos of mantels past.It is so sad that you can't decorate this year, you do it so beautifully.

Anonymous said...

I am happy you decided to re-post these Christine. Your decorations are beautiful.

Sonny G said...

Stunning in every detail Christine.
You have an amazing holiday home.

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Thank goodness for old pictures and our blogs. I enjoyed looking at Christmas past pictures. Hope all is going well with the floors.

Honey at 2805 said...

Fabulous, Christine! All your mantels are gorgeous!

So sorry about your floors. I've been there so I totally understand!

Barb said...

Hi Christine, such gorgeous pics and such a beautiful mantel. I love, love the bow!

So sorry about your floors. Thinking about you.

Barb ♥


Oh, and I was going to say to you to post your past decorations to join the parties and here they are in all they're splendor! Each decor, vignettes, tables, trees and mantels are stunning my dear friend, I will go back to check them out again! Lots of hugs. FABBY

Anonymous said...

Wow! Christine! So beautiful! How many mantels do you have? They're all just beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Christine, I always love seeing your pretty decor. Your Christmas decor is no exception!! These mantels are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

Blondie's Journal said...

All three mantel are absolutely gorgeous, Christine! It's too bad that you haven't been able to decorate because of the floor. Will they be done before Christmas?


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun to see your Christmas mantels! Thanks for stopping by my table this week.

Savannah Granny said...

Christine, these are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing these beautiful spaces with us. Merry Christmas

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Beautiful and warm!

Sharon @

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

All of your mantels are gorgeous! It would be wonderful to have a fireplace in the kitchen. I couldn't help but notice the wonderful wood walls that you have in your home. I know you must miss your decorations this year.

Sweet Meanderings said...

I love each one of the different looks you've had on your mantles. You're very creative!

bj said...

All of your mantels looks just magnificent. You have such a beautiful home.

Wood floors throughout? What a great Christmas gift. :))
xo bj

Sherry from Alabama said...

Your home is so elegant and lovely!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You have done some beautiful mantels. You are so creative in all that you do!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love how you decorate you mantel differently from year to year. All of them are stunning!

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