Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Mantel

A post not related to adoption?!  It's a Christmas miracle!  :)

Although I haven't been blogging much lately, I still do read some of my favorite blogs once in awhile, and saw that today at The Lettered Cottage there is a link party for Christmas mantels.  I thought I'd share a few pictures of our Christmas mantel.  It's simple, but I love it.  I love to have a cozy home, and I always think it is the coziest at Christmas!


I've been collecting the Willow Tree Nativity pieces since the year Jon & I were engaged.  I love the simplicity of it.  The old window behind it was the result of some dumpster diving :)


I don't like to be ultra matchy-matchy, so the stockings are all knit but aren't part of the same set.  Two are from a flea market, and two were bought at the Pottery Barn Outlet (different years) after the season when they are all clearanced.  If I'm remembering correctly, the reindeer stocking had monogramming, but the price was right at around $1.97, so my seam ripper and I got to work and it looks great!


 It may not be the fanciest, most unique Christmas mantel, but I love it!

The Lettered Cottage
Also linking to:  simply {kierste},


Maureen said...


Simple is better in my opinion also. Very nice. How are you overall? Think about you and yours often and wonder if you are screaming joyfully or crying quietly.


angie @ the cellar door stories said...

Hi Maureen!
Nice to hear from you :) I often wonder if anyone still reads this since I haven't been good at keeping up the blog.
To answer your question, a little of both probably! Mostly joyful though :)
Merry Christmas!

Jen @ frazzled 5 said...

What an inviting and cozy spot! Love it.
Newest Follower, Hugsm Jen @ frazzled5

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

I hope you can make it!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

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