Tuesday, December 6, 2011

So, What's on Your Mantel for the Holidays?

At Christmas, I decorate each room with a different theme.

For example, the dining room is the Snowbabies room.

The living room is Santa Claus themed.

The family room is where all the wacky snowmen frolic, atop a lighted fireplace mantel and surrounded by bottle brush trees and vintage ornaments.

I love how our lightbox-style mantel creates a soft glow about everything we display on  it, but the light certainly makes it difficult to photograph. Believe me, it looks much better in person.

The lighting underneath makes the little snowmen glow so nicely.

And, because I'm linking up toThe Mantel Link Party at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, my husband insisted I also include a most famous mantle in my post. The Mick's appearance here was short-lived, however.

Make it a great day!


  1. I like the light box mantle idea -- and everything looks very nice. Mickey at a "mantel party" is the kind of idea my DH would come up with, too! LOL!

  2. gorgeous! I think my kids would soon destroy any such efforts in my house though..my xmas tree rarely manages to keep its decorations for long thanks to a michevious 2 and 5 year old! I love those little bottlebrush trees, I'll have to keep an eye for some! x

  3. It's neat that you do a different theme in each room, but those wacky snowmen are so much fun. I also appreciated the fact that you let your husband have a little fun with the mantel...even if it was short lived. Nice Post!


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