Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Mantels


I love to decorate mantels for Christmas.  Here are my living room mantels in 2013 and 2012. They are in my neutral formal living room, so I tend to match the decor.



My casual family room mantel houses my collection of 30+ Nutcrackers.


Of course there is always something to envy in the glossies and here some of my favorites.


Mercury glass surrounded by white lights... love this!


Simple, earthy with greenery- Mary Anne's mantel is perfect.


This one's fun, but my dogs would whine at it all season, just like they whine at the stuffed Santas I have on display.

I think the simpler the better until I get into my hoard of Christmas decorations then I tend to go a little crazy. How about you? Do you keep it simple or do you put your collections on display?







P.S.check us out over at Stone Gable's Scoop!


18 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing my pine cone mantel...cheap decor as I picked those up from the ground in the mountains last year. Your mantels are lovely!! Merry Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mary Ann has such a lovely touch to her decorating. Pretty pictures. The last image with the wood stacked inside the fireplace is really cool.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I keep it really simple because all I think about when I am decorating is that I will have to put it all away in a few weeks. I'm lazy like that.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nancy I love the way you decorate the mantels for the holidays! The mercury glass, nutcrackers and pine cones are perfect!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Scalamandre Giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your mantels are stunning, Nancy! Thank you for sharing all of these lovely images! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your nutcracker collection is fabulous! How long have you been collecting them? Beautiful mantelscapes in your home, Nancy!
    Hope you and Bethany have a great week.
    xo
    Loi

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love your pretty decor, Nancy! I always think those marshmallows are so fun, never thought of the dogs! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love both your Mantels Nancy!!!! Naturally beautiful and your nutcracker collection is so cute!!!! I wish I had a prettier mantel. My home tour is up too and trees of my Christmas past since 2006! hahaha! Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks gorgeous, Nancy!! Gorgeous images.
    The mantel is my favorite thing to decorate!! I used to decorate other's mantels for Christmas.
    Happy Monday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  10. Just felt the first stirrings of Christmas spirit! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    xo,
    Phyllis

    ReplyDelete
  11. They are great, Nancy! The branch with the baubles is gorgeous. I, too thought simpler this year but started to add to my mantle gradually. But I am done and have shared it today.

    ReplyDelete
  12. They are all so festive! I especially love the nutcrackers and the pinecones! Oh how I wish I had a fireplace...hopefully someday soon!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I need help with my mantel decorating! A priority for next year! Thanks for the pretty inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love looking at all of these! Those marshmellows though, would not last long at my house either! Dog treats! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. The apples and pinecones and soft reds are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a beautiful roundup. I love a good holiday mantel too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. what fun...your Nutcracker mantel looks very familiar!!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. All so lovely! I love it all from simple to utterly elegant as long as you feel the love behind the decor thats what counts!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment and support our blog! You all make our day!