Christmas Mantel 2012

We’re all decorated for Christmas in the Gilday household.  So today I’ll share my mantel with you. Over the next week or so, I’ll share the rest of our house.

It’s a fairly simple mantel this Christmas.

Remember the trees that I got on clearance last Christmas?  They made appearance on my mantel this year.  I love the height that they add.

And some fresh greens from my yard with pinecones and fake red berries are all laid at the base of the burlap wrapped trees….

Here are our hand knit stockings hanging from Pottery Barn stocking holders….

The stockings are stuffed with newspaper to give them some shape {which really threw my kids for a loop. They were sure that Santa paid us an early visit this year! Sorry to disappoint!} I also added some fresh greens sticking out of the top of the stockings…

I use a lot of fresh greens in my decorating. Click here for a more ideas about using fresh greens in your holiday decorating.

I’m happy with how my mantel turned out! I have more exciting holiday decor to show you later this week! So please come back!


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the lettered cottage, ten june, uncommon designs, embracing change, its overflowing, home stories a to z, savvy southern style

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  1. This looks so pretty, Jen! I love the pretty trees that you have flanking the mantel, and I love your tip about stuffing the stockings with newspaper before they are filled to give them a fuller look. Your Pottery Barn holders are so cute, too! I’m looking forward to more Christmas decor!

  2. Everything looks so pretty! I love it!

  3. The mantel looks terrific.

  4. Love it all – Looks so pretty!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas mantel party – so happy you did!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  5. Love how you added some greenery to the stockings, that’s such a simple but great idea!


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