Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Country Christmas Mantel

When it comes to the holidays, I still love the look of a good old-fashioned
Country Christmas!




The wreath sets the stage. I bought it at a charity auction a few years ago. I still love the rich colors, the mix of textured greens, fruits and berries. And the layered bow.








The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...


We're a family of five now.

Collections are such fun at Christmas. You accumulate so many treasures over the years. This is really the time to display them. I mixed Santas, mercury glass, silver and evergreens on my mantel this year.








Many of my Santas were gifts.
Getting them out each year brings back sweet memories.




I love this little guy!








And the sparkle of candlelight flickering in the mercury glass.







Using a variety of greens adds a nice texture to the mantel.
I'm probably not finished layering just yet.










And of course, a few Santas for the hearth too!




The bear is from the Christmas we spent at The Wilderness Lodge in
Disney World. That was a magical year!
And yes, Santa finds you wherever you are on Christmas!

Ho,Ho,Ho...



I hope your holiday sparkles with delight this year!





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29 comments:

Lee Laurie said...

Everything looks so warm and cozy. I love a country Christmas too.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

everything looks fab- love all the santas! my mom would love those- she has a huge santa collection. :) and your stockings are like mone- needlepoint! beautiful! who made them?

very merry vintage style said...

Looks beautiful! The wreath is gorgeous. I really like the mercury glass... it's so sparkly!

Kim said...

Love the stockings!

NanaDiana said...

Sharon - It looks beautiful...homey and wonderful. A place I would like to sit and smell the aroma of coffee and cookies fresh from the oven. You got it, girl! And I LOVE that beautiful wreath! Hugs- Diana

Lindy said...

Love your country mantel with it's mercury glass and santa collection. Very pretty!

Becca said...

I love your country Christmas ... the mix of your rustic Santas and your beautiful mercury pieces is so pretty! *Becca*

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I really like your country Christmas decor. Country and rustic are my favourites, especially at Christmas. I have a bit of a Santa collection, and I think I spy one I have in your photos.

Red Gate Farm said...

The mercury glass and those little beeswax looking Santas are my FAVORITES, well and of course the stockings! No mantle should be without stockings!

Chris

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your mantle is beautiful, love all of your Santas:@)

craftyles said...

Love your mantle. I can see that each item has been placed with thought and care. I love all the memories that each item has. Cute stockings!

LV said...

Yes, some of the old fashion methods and decorations are the best. In fact, a lot of them are coming back. The old ornaments are very pricey if you can find them.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your mantle is so charming! I love everything about it.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Just beautiful!! Love the mercury glass!!!

Hugs,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your Country Christmas style of decorating! Your fireplace looks so beautiful, with that gorgeous wreath up there, and all the pretty stockings hanging from the mantle. It all adds up to a very warm and welcoming feeling!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Ann said...

Your mantel says "Country Christmas". It is so inviting. Happy Rednesday.
Ann

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Very pretty. I love the wreath!

The Mulberry Girl said...

Your mantle is just charming!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sharon, I love the look of a good old fashioned Christmas, too and you have displayed it well. Thanks so much for joining the party.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just beautiful~ Love the santa's and the mercury glass is delightful!! Stopping by from Kim's B&A party. :)

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

I really like the wreath! It looks so real!

too Blessed to Stress said...

LOVE the wreath! and your collections are so fun. It looks so lovely all together :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Jen said...

Love it all!
Very pretty!

MeenyMoe said...

I could live with your decor all year long! :) Love the country look. Especially when it is on the primitive side!! Just lovely! You can come holiday decorate my house anyday! - Karen

Allison said...

So pretty! I SO wish I had a mantle to decorate especially after seeing all these gorgeously decorated mantles in blogland.

Thanks for linking up!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love a traditional Christmas. Your mantle has a rustic feel to it that I just love. Great job!

Shelia said...

I love your mantle. That wreath is so pretty and it's so full! Can't find them like that. All of your Christmas decorating looks wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vanessa said...

Hi Sharon! Oh, thank you so much for linking up to the party this week and sharing your lovely mantel with us. I really does evoke the feeling of a good old-fashioned Christmas and that wreath is just gorgeous!
I'm so glad we connected here in blogland! :-)
Vanessa

Allison said...

Thanks for linking up your beautiful mantle to my Holiday Open House!