This is the third Christmas Mantel I have done this year! And the final one!!!! I’ve been trying to get just the right balance of farmhouse look and Christmas cheer! The black chippy shutters are a permanent fixture on the mantel, but the old crusty window is a new addition, found in the dark and cluttered recesses of my basement. I think it has been down there for 10 years! It became the perfect foil for a pretty long pine wreath! I think my favorite colors to decorate with are neutrals, whites and blacks… even at Christmas! Contrast is beautiful to me!!!
Today I am a part of CHRISTMAS MANTEL BLOG HOP! A BIG BIG THANK YOU to Pamela at FROM MY FRONT PORCH TO YOURS for putting this Christmas decor blog hop together! It’s sometimes like herding cats (adorable, friendly, awesome cats) when it comes to getting all the blogger’s together!!! Great job, Pamela! And this is all done for YOU… our wonderful readers!!!!
What a great line-up! Make sure you visit the blogs at the bottom of this post!
Pinecones and snowflakes line the ledge of the mantel.
A little pine tree perches on a black bench!
And a large pine tree sit on the opposite side of the mantel.
Another new addition to this year’s Christmas mantel is my JOY JOY JOY banner. It’s very easy to make. For a tutorial click HERE.
The Christmas mantel took a long time to evolve this year! You just can’t hurry some things!
Make sure you visit all these wonderful blogs and Christmas Mantels!
Remember to pin this to your CHRISTMAS pinterest board. And follow me on Pinterest HERE an see what I am pinning!