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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Mantel

This is my first post and I'm clueless about what I'm doing...but ready to give it a shot.

Here's our family room mantel all decked out for Christmas.

It's a mix of silver pieces, Byer's carolers, and real greenery that I snagged (for free) from a local Christmas tree lot.  The silver pieces are from auctions, ebay and antiques stores; the plate is from Replacements, Ltd in North Carolina; and four of the six carolers were gifts from my husband's aunt and uncle.

Lights turned off

Lights turned on

The plate was purchased at Replacements, Ltd while on a trip to Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina.  They have a wonderful showroom with a countless selection of silver pieces, dishes and glassware.  The holly lights were a purchase at Restoration Hardware years ago.

A scrabble Merry Christmas on top of the fireplace door frame.

Mr. and Mrs. Snowman


  1. Congratulations on your first post! Of course you know I adore your mantel. Everything is so well thought out. The snow you add to your decorations is the perfect touch and I am stealing your idea.

    I am proud you started your blog! Can't wait to see and hear more.


  2. It doesn't look like you don't know what you're doing. Keep at it!

  3. Mary and Wendy - Thanks so much!

  4. How absolutely beautiful!!! You can come do my mantel any day. Thanks for stopping by my blog to enter the giveaway!

    Judy :)

  5. WELCOME to blogland! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!!! Your mantle looks so pretty! I love the BC carolers. I have a few but have a friend who has over 500!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her house at Christmas is a winter wonderland! I will be your newest follower, maybe you can stop over and follow me too. Have a great week!!!! XO, Pinky

  6. PS, you don't need the word verification thing. It will make you ose alot of comments. Blogger does a good job so that it isn't necessary anymore. XO

  7. Beautiful! And I love the "Scrabble" message. :)