Christmas mantel 2012

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
We had an opportunity to go spend a night up in the city and see the Nutcracker with all the girls on my husband's side.
Shopping, eating, and having fun.
We had a great time!!

Last week I finished up our Christmas mantel. 
We kept a few of the same elements from last year, and switched up a few.

One thing I was very excited to add was the addition of the paper mache deer.

I spray painted them white, and added a few greens to the mantel from our Christmas tree trimmings.
The jars of sheet music rolls are something I've had here since our fall mantel.  I liked it still, and just made it more Christmas-y.

The poinsettia is from a fundraiser from our daughter's school.  
I also wrapped a couple boxes with kraft paper and some gingham ribbon .

Our stockings are something we've enjoyed for a few years now, but I am really hoping I can have some time with my sewing machine to stitch up some new ones.
A lighter, more sophisticated look.  

A simple, woodland inspired mantel.  

Have a wonderful week, friends!

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  1. Lovely mantle, like the brown paper wrapped presents.

  2. Very pretty Denise! The rolled up music is such a lovely touch.

  3. Denise- It all looks beautiful! I love the rolled up music. I think the stockings look nice and can probably work for one more year if you run out of time to make new ones!;>) xo Diana

  4. It's beautiful - I love the deer too! I just made a couple stockings for a client - out of European grain sacks and I am so in love with them I need to make myself some!

  5. very pretty, love, love the wreath hanging. Stockings are cute too.


  6. Dear Denise
    Its always such a beautiful stop here at your blog. I love the mantle and all of your attention to detail. Have a wonderful week


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