Monday, December 23, 2013

~The Christmas Mantel 2013~

Hello everyone! We finally made it home; and we are in the midst of adding a little Christmas cheer to our home. Better late, than never, huh? We just finished our mantel, tree, and banister tonight. I snapped a couple of quick pics of the mantel to share with you.


This year, I am going with traditional red and green throughout my home. The mantel is very simple. I usually spread my Santas around the house. This year, I decided to use them on the mantel and the hearth.


The stockings are new this year. We needed larger stockings to hold all of our stocking stuffers. I found these at Tuesday Morning, back in the early Fall. I had seen them in another store for about $50 each. I got them for $14.99!


The lanterns remain on the mantel all year, and have battery operated candles, on a remote control. We like to enjoy the flicker each evening.



I hope to have photos of the tree tomorrow!

Hope you're all enjoying the season!

41 comments:

  1. Your mantel is beautiful. I love the stockings and I am sure they will be overflowing. Your garland and Santas are so festive and elegant.
    Have a Blessed Christmas, Ginger

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  2. So happy to visit. It looks so great, Shenita. I cannot wait to see the tree. Merry, merry!!!!

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  3. Hi Shenita, wonderful to see you! Thanks for your sweet message too. LOVE LOVE LOVE your mantel. You just did this tonight? WOW, that is impressive girl. This would take me well over a week to get it like this. Beautiful! Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and happy healthy, New Year. XO

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  4. It's beautiful Shenita! Love the new stockings- what a deal you got on them too! The Santas look great there- it's fun to change things around. Glad your back! Can't wait to see your tree!

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  5. It looks so pretty! Love the rich colors :)

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  6. Hi Shenita! Oh, I'm glad you're home and your mantel is gorgeous. Your stocking are so pretty!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Shenita, thanks again for dropping by my blog tonight! Oh, my goodness! Your mantle really took my breath away. I love, love, love the new stockings.You just never know what might be down in those stockings this year. Merry Christmas and happy cooking, too!

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  8. Your Christmas mantel looks stunning, as always. Just beautiful....and what a great price on those stockings.
    Merriest Christmas, dear heart.

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  9. Oh, Shenita! You do such an amazing job every year with your Christmas decorations. Your mantle is gorgeous. So festive and elegant. Love the stockings! Merry Christmas!

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  10. Very pretty! Love the stockings and all your Santa's. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  11. Hi Shenita and welcome home! Wow...hard to believe you snapped up those beautiful stockings at such a fabulous price...gotta love finding an ah-mazing bargain! Your mantel is simply stunning my friend but of course I wouldn't expect anything less. You have such style Shenita...can't wait to see the rest of your holiday decor!
    Merry Christmas!!!
    XO Barbara

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  12. Have a Merry little Christmas! Looks fabulous!

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  13. It is beautiful just like I knew it would be! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  14. Shenita,
    Gorgeous Mantle, dear friend!!!
    Your stockings really set the festive mood! Great bargain prices, too!!!
    Have a Merry Christmas!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  15. So elegant, Shenita! Those stockings are fantastic and what a bargain too. Merry Christmas to you & yours! Jane

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  16. Your mantel is very pretty and elegant! I like the stockings you found. They match your Christmas decor perfectly.

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  17. My eyes jumped with holiday decorating joy from the tassels to the feathers to the Santas! I don't believe you can ever go wrong decorating at the holidays with traditional red and green, and your mantel beautifully helps to prove that point. Elegant yet extremely comfortable and inviting- the hallmark of the holidays and of course, dear friend, of your beautiful home.

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  18. You say the mantle is very simple, I say its very gorgeous!! I love the Santa's and the lanterns are my fave! I love it all! Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

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  19. Beautiful as always my friend!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  20. Beautiful sweet friend, you are so talented and have such great taste I just knew it would be gorgeous! Here to wish you and your dear family a very blessed C'mas. I will be busy from now on, so I didn't want to miss you!
    FABBY

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  21. Hello Shenita, Just lovely, looks like a page from a magazine! Love the stockings and garland. Wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas.

    Christmas hugs,
    Emily

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  22. Such a beautiful and inspiring place to be! Oh those stockings! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  23. Girl, nobody would ever guess that you've been out of town!! Everything is amazing as always. I love your Santas - you have a great collection. Merry Christmas. Let's get together in 2014.

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  24. Your mantle looks just beautiful, Shenita.I am glad you got the chance to spread a little Christmas cheer around your house to enjoy!!! Wushing you and your family a VERY merry and blessed Christmas. XO

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  25. You did a beautiful job decorating your mantle. Everything looks so warm and cozy with the fire burning.

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  26. Oh my goodness Shenita…the mantel is gorgeous…you always create the most magnificent mantels…I am so happy that you shared this with us…great buy on the stocking…looking forward to the tree!

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  27. Shenita, I absolutely adore your beautiful stockings, they were a great find! And your mantle is so pretty and festive! Can't wait to see your tree!

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  28. Your mantel is truly stunning, Shenita. I hope you and yours have a Blessed Christmas!!!

    xo,
    RJ

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  29. Beautifully done, Shenita, so pretty and festive! Marry Christmas to you and your family...Christine

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  30. Your mantel and hearth are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  31. You have really outdone yourself! It looks lovely, and you did a great job!

    Dropping by from Showcase Sunday.

    Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  32. Dear Shenita, only you could come in at the 11th hour and create such amazing beauty. Your mantle is stunning! Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  33. Wow, Shenita, your mantel is stunning!

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  34. I love your decorated mantel Shenita. Your new Christmas stocking are so pretty.

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  35. Your mantel is beautiful, Shenita! It's great seeing all your Santas gathered together on the mantel. The garland is gorgeous...it has a wow factor.

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  36. What a fantastic buy on the stockings!!!!! $14.99 beats the poo outta $50 any day!!!!!!!!!

    Your mantel is beautiful!!! You always have an eye for it! And lucky you with the remote control candles!!!!!!

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  37. Just beautiful, Shenita! I just love your style and use of all the rich colors. Those stockings are lovely! And the price is amazing! Merry Christmas!!! XXOO Christy

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  38. Shenita, everything is absolutely beautiful.

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  40. Gorgeous as usual!! How do you hang your garland? I have the hardest time getting mine to stay where I put it!

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  41. So very pretty Shenita! Hope your Christmas was very merry!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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