Friday, December 7, 2012

3 Mantels Decorated For Christmas, 2012

I'm late, I'm late, but better late than never and I want to join Kathe with an E's Mantel party.
We have 3 fireplaces at home so I have 3 mantels to decorate and I have so much fun decorating them.
I'll start with the family room below.

I don't elaborate too much because it gets quite overwhelming but I like to decorate them in different ways. I bought the puppy stockings for my grandson Brendan when he first visited here 5 years ago. It plays music and dances and when it did that, he got scared and started crying, lol. I always take it out because it reminds me of that moment.
A hurricane candle holder on each end, little Christmas trees in 3 colors ansd sizes, various wooden santa and snowman, 2 snowflakes, 2 santa plaques, a "Merry Christmas" sign and a lit garland and I am done.

 Next is the formal living room. I have 2 lamps there and I just let them stay. Then I added a santa on each end, 2 votive candle holders, 2 cherubs, small trees and a "Noel" sign completes the decor. This is where I hang John's and my stockings.

 Last but not least is the kitchen mantel. We have a TV here so I just inserted holly berry cuttings under the TV from our bushes outside, placed more holly berries in vases, tapered candles in santa and snowman candle holders and birds  perched on cones. Then I added a ribbon.

The round dining table is getting ready for my next Christmas tablescape, which I will share with you next week.

One side of our driveway is lined by holly berry bushes and we have a long driveway so I have a lot of hollies to cut from and use.

I would like to link with
Kathe's Mantel Party at
Sarah's Homemaking link Up Party
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday
Susan's Metamorphosis monday at
Masterpieces Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at

Check out the other Christmas parties too that are coming soon.
Thank you so much for your visit and thanks to all the gracious hostesses.
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