Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Mantel and Home for Christmas Features

Hard to believe we're counting down the days to Christmas now, and I still have several posts to share. Today I'm combining a little look at my Christmas Mantel and also sharing a few feature pics from the Home For Christmas Link Party, that's still Open.

I wanted to do more of a "Winter" themed mantel instead of just Christmas, because honestly, I'm usually ready to "un-decorate" the day after Christmas. Having more of a seasonal theme goes a long way to keeping things easy around here.

I'm using one of my old window boxes that we rebuilt from the old house as the centerpiece. I've used it many times before on the Dining Room Table since it's not too big or wide and it makes an easy way to contain candles and greenery for the table.

I started with three small table-top faux Christmas trees that are bagged in burlap. Then I added in some red berry picks, extra faux greenery and then some variegated faux Hydrangeas along the base. White lights and part of my collection of small Ironstone Pitchers line up in front. 

Two of my small Boxwood Topiaries and my smaller PB lanterns are at both ends.
I'll be adding in some fresh Boxwood clipping next week.

The Hearth has a place for my Woodland Santa and the French Wagon, along with my pair of carved wooden candlesticks and my small olive bucket candle.

My Topiaries are fixtures here on the Hearth, 
but they always get a new wired ribbon for the Holiday.

Here are a few pics of some of the fun Christmas Posts that you'll find at the Home for Christmas Blogger's Link Party. The Link is open now and will be until December 26, so please check out the Link and add your own Christmas Posts.

A wonderful Champagne Tree and Laundry cart from Mrs. Olson's

A Rustic Sign on the Mantel from Calypso in the Country

Christmas Tablescape from Everyday Living

Equestrian Hunt Christmas at Home and Hounds

A Christmas Welcome with wonderful Aqua Skates at Anne's Attic

Christmas Kitchen Tree at Poofing the Pillows

Thankyou Everyone that has linked to the party!

I'll be sharing more feature pics next post, I hope you'll come by and link up your own Christmas fun; up to 4 posts current or from years past. Please have a link to the party within your post.

joining in here:

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Foodie Friday and Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Talk of the Town at Knick of Time


  1. Debra, I love your collection of ironstone pitchers! Really a nice addition to the mantle. Thanks so very much for featuring my champagne tree!!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen post. ;)

    I am like you and I love the Christmas decor but the day after- it's gone! It feels so good at that point to declutter and get ready for a new year.

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Debra. :)

  3. Your Christmas mantel looks beautiful. I love how you used a planter there and the ironstone pitchers. Beautiful!

  4. Beautiful, Debra! You always do such a festive and classic look. The window boxes a great idea for layering. I love your hearth, too.

    I hope to link up next week. I'm still working on the tree!


  5. It is all so pretty Debra. I love that you can use that sweet and cute wagon to decorate differently for each holiday. That sweet little wagon makes me smile. Have fun this weekend and into the next week getting ready for the big day.

  6. Debra you are so sweet to feature my blue skates. Thank you so much! Your fireplace is so wonderful.
    Merry Christmas!Jo

  7. Your mantel is beautiful, Debra...I can just imagine it at night with the flower box lit up! Lovely features!

  8. Love the white on your mantle - a fresh and refreshing design.

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