Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Sunroom Mantle

I usually decorate with all traditional Christmas d├ęcor and I still do but took a slight variation with the mantle in the sunroom this year. I am not a neutral kind of girl. I love color. However, I did throw in a neutral vintage chalkboard this year.

sunroom mantle 1

I purchased the faux greenery this year at Hobby Lobby because it is so real looking.I have had everything else for many years.

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The chalkboard also covers an oil painting of my great grandparents house. The painting stays on this mantle all of the time. I usually drape a piece of red toile fabric over the painting and then I just sat the chalkboard in front of it.

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The pair of cherubs on each end also stay here year round. They were gifts from a dear family friend who has gifted us with wonderful accessories for the past 30 years! One of the cherubs got broken but I glued it back together and I still love it!

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The gold glass ornaments were purchased at the Pottery Barn Outlet many years ago.

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The gold cherub ornaments came from Michael’s many years ago.

You can see my den mantle here.

I’ll be linking to the mantle party at the Lettered Cottage. Click over to see the party!

Also, there’s still time to order Bethlehem Christmas Dinnerware by clicking here.

Don’t forget to savor the season!

Merry Christmas!



Christmas Mantle in the Den

I ended my last post by stating that the next post would be a home tour that you don’t want to miss. However, I’m having to interrupt the schedule to join the mantle party. I will get the home tour up soon, and it is one that you don’t want to miss. (Hint, hint, it was in DC!) Now on to the mantle in our den. Several years ago while on another home tour, I saw a lovely nativity set that was made of porcelain and fabric in the Italian style. I set out to find a similar one and made a purchase. This is truly one of my favorite Christmas collectibles. Because I don’t have a sofa table and I only have a small chest in our foyer, I chose to display this set on the mantle of our den. That way, I do get to enjoy it more. The purpose of the dark fabric backdrop is to cover up a portrait of my children. If I don’t cover it up, their little heads peep out over the top of Bethlehem! The portrait is too big to move and store so I just cover it with fabric at Christmas! I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.

nativity mantle 1A

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nativity mantle 2

Don’t you just love a slightly crooked picture? Funny, that scarf across the bottom that covers some decorative painting on the mantle doesn’t look nearly that wrinkled in real life! Let’s take a closer look.

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I love the animals too.

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I love the nativity!

Lydias web cover

There’s still plenty of time to order Bethlehem Christmas dinnerware by clicking here. Most orders go out within 24 hours and shipping is affordable and fast!

I hope that you, too, are savoring the season!

Merry Christmas!


I’ll be linking to the mantle party at the Lettered Cottage.Click over to enjoy lots of mantle inspiration.

This fireplace backs up to the fireplace in our sunroom and you can see that mantle by clicking here.

I’m linking to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.