Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Garland Show & Tell


Happy Wednesday!
Wanted to join the all the fun everyone's having over at The Nesting Place. If you haven't been to the party, get over there! She continues to inspire me and is one of the reasons I started this blog.

I didn't go too crazy with my Christmas decor this year. We have some on-going construction and things are a bit displaced right now. Plus, I am finding as the years change, my taste does as well. I have so many fabulous blogger friends that challenge and inspire me to really think outside of the box!

This is the mantel in the den - the only mantel is this house that is really decorated this year. I didn't remove the painting in the background and have mixed feelings about leaving it there...what do you think? Please be honest...it certainly won't hurt my feelings! I am kinda thinking it may need to go...


Very simple - no lights, no ribbon this year. I added some pinecones and a few branches from my front yard tree that you can barely see in the pictures.



I really love the glitter snowflakes - cheap buy at Wal-mart! The reindeer are from Big Lots and they have such a pretty presence on the mantel.

Two of the stockings are missing...hoping my friend will be done making them this week so we can get them monogrammed and hung with the rest of the bunch.



If you have any suggestions for me on how I can tweak the mantel...fire away. Would love to hear from you guys!

15 comments:

The Nester said...

Beautiful fireplace and with that great lighting--you don't even need twinkle lights!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

I love those reindeer!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the reindeer!

Sandy Toes said...

How pretty!! I love your stockings! Isn't the nester just great?
-sandy toes

AJ said...

I must say that I like the stockings!! I always have cheap ones and I'm going to have to work on that for next year!
It looks great!
Merry Christmas!

-Kim
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Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your mantle!! I have never seen a mantle decorated for Christmas that I didn't like.

OK... I have to go to the store in Jenks next Tues. We could meet there, then go to Starbucks on Riverside for coffee. What does your next Tues. look like?

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your mantle looks great. I love the stocking hooks!

Denise said...

very pretty. i want a mantel (and a fire place).

what if you framed the picture in a black frame? then let it lean up against the brick backdrop.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Very nice! Maybe a little ribbon going through the garland ? Love the stockings!

Erika said...

I heart your reindeer

Meaghan said...

i love those silver deer!

LuLu said...

Your mantel is lovely. Love the peace stocking hangers!!

Paula said...

I like your S on your profile! LOL Your mantle is nice to. My favorite is the pine-cones from your yard! We just don't have any in AZ to go pick off the ground. Love the reindeer too!

Glitter and Bliss said...

Hey!!! You heat the milk in the micro., then place chocolate in warmed milk then you use the frother. It is excellent!!! Especially topped off with whipped cream. :)

I drop my "big boy" off at 1:00 in BA, so I could meet you around 1:30ish. I will have my Max. Is that OK? Do you have MDO that day?

Ashley Griffin said...

i love the reindeer. i don't know how i feel about the picture. but the pinecones are a great touch!

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