Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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

nativity mantle 3

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.

nativity mantle 4

I love the animals too.

nativity mantle 5

nativity mantle 6

nativity mantle 7

nativity mantle 8

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.


Pat said...

What a beautiful nativity! A camel and an elephant -- way more likely than a cow!
Where in the world did you find such a wonderful set?
Thank you for sharing your mantel!
Merry Christmas!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Actually, I don't think the pictures do this set justice! I saw a similar one on a home tour then searched and searched online and ended up finding it on Ebay. The elephant didn't come with the set but I added it because I thought that it blended well.