12.06.2011

Our Christmas Mantle


Like a ginormous rolling snowball, 
the Christmas spirit has hit the blogosphere!!!

This week and next you'll be seeing snippets of our Christmasy home.
Won't you please come on in for a cup of cheer at our humble abode?

In our newish home I've really embraced the notion of creating a neutral backdrop and changing it up throughout the year with pops of color in accessories.  I'm trying out the same concept with decorating for Christmas.

This year I decided to use a lot of natural elements and with some of our colorful decorations sprinkled throughout, starting with the mantle in our family room.  I love fresh greens everywhere, especially layered on top of a strand of twinkling white lights!

My 9 year-old, Seanie, & I strung cotton ball snowflakes that reflect in the mirror.  With the lights off and the candles and little lights sparkling, our snowflakes are just magical!
My kids' pewter baby cups are one of my favorite decorations all throughout the year!
Simple and festive.  It's our own little winter wonderland!

For view more Christmas mantles, visit a few of my favorite blogs!



Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


Holiday
Michelle @ Ten June




Wishing you a happy Christmas season!
Lisa

22 comments:

Amy said...

I love your mantle! I completely believe in a white/neutral backdrop that you can change on a whim. Looks so Christmassy in there :)

Sylvia said...

Your mantle is a little winter wonderland , INDEED . I love your cotton snowflakes .
Enjoy a warm and gentle season !

Sandy said...

Oh how I wish I was there.
Sharing that cup of cheer.
It looks very cozy Lisa.
We are also getting in the mood.
Isn't December just the most beautiful month of the year?
Love it!
Many greetings and hugs to you my friend!

And thanks for sharing.

Sandy

Noelle said...

Love the snow! Your mantle is very pretty!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so beautiful! i love the snowballs!!!

Marcia said...

Absolutely gorgeous. LOVE the strung cotton ball snowflakes. So pretty.
Also love the title of your blog. :)
Much love.

Patricia Ann said...

Very warm and homey! Love it! Merry Christmas!

Calypso In The Country said...

Lisa,
I love how everything looks against the white! You did a beautiful job!
-Shelley

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

The snowballs are adorable! I love the natural elements too...so pretty.

Val said...

Lisa, your mantel looks stunning!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Oh, it is so pretty! You are very creative and I love what you have done. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my mantle. Merry Christmas! Kristine

Rhiannon said...

It looks so beautiful, Lisa :)

René said...

Your mantel looks so fresh and cheerful. Love the long needle pine and snowflakes!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

The "snowflakes" are so pretty. What a fantastic idea!

Privet and Holly said...

I love the scotch pine
needles and I bet they
smell good, too! Your
mantle looks magical
with the snow coming
down; great idea!

xx Suzanne

natasha {schue love} said...

Lisa! You did an amazzzzing job! Love the little cotton snowflakes...how cute is that?!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Lisa,
Your Christmas Mantle is gorgeous, you have such a great eye. I know that you are going to have a wonderful Christmas!!

Love,Nettie

Jessica said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) I love your mantle & omg the marshmellows! Those are marshmellows right? :) I see on your profile you are from Ma. Me2 :) Joined your FC , always looking to join nearby bloggers !

Courtney Lane - Blog said...

Aw, I love the cotton ball idea! So cute. Happy Tuesday :)

Courtney Lane
courtneylanemichaels.blogspot.com

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Absolutely love your mantel! Those cottonball snowflakes are too adorable. Thanks for linking up!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love your mantel Lisa, those long needle pine branches are gorgeous. I think I need to plant some of those! The lanterns are perfect too, you get 2 thumbs up on this, thanks for sharing!

{darlene} said...

beautiful details, lisa!