I’m so excited to be joining some very talented bloggers today to share our Christmas mantel for Christmas Mantels Around America!
We have two fireplace mantels in our home, one in the family room and one in the formal living room.
Since the formal living room is one of the rooms that hasn’t been renovated yet, we are sharing how we decorated our family room mantel.
The family room is where we spend most of our time, and now that the weather has turned cold, we are enjoying a fire in the fireplace on most nights.
Decorating the family room mantel this year was pretty simple, using greenery, ribbon, and decor that we had in storage, and decorating pieces that we usually have displayed all year long.
I rummaged around in the storage boxes and found these sparkly trees that I placed on each side of an old antique mirror that belonged to my sweet mother in law, Evelyn.
I added red plaid ribbon to one of our boxwood wreaths and hung it on the mirror above the fireplace.
Garland with twinkly lights, a few sparkly Christmas ornaments, and a couple of moss balls here and there, and we’re almost done.
This antique French clock with little St. John the Baptist and the Lamb is one of my very favorite pieces, and it sits on the mantel all the time.
I added a miniature bottle brush tree and some of my old nativity lambs to the clock case, giving it a festive holiday look.
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I keep two old antique architectural capitals on each side of the fireplace all year long.
They usually hold two large moss balls, so it was easy to wrap the moss balls in plaid ribbon and sit them on top of a green wreath. Quick and easy.
My sweet old nativity lamb, salvaged from a closed church, got a little festive with the plaid ribbon tied around the his neck as well.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing our Christmas mantel!
Be sure and visit the homes of the other bloggers and see how they have decorated their mantels.
Next time we’ll be sharing the Christmas tree in the family room!
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Decorating styles can vary all over North America. Enjoy visiting these other fabulous blogs to see how they’ve decorated their Christmas mantels in the region where they live!