Sunday, December 5, 2010

Deck the Halls

Our 2010 Christmas Mantel.

Complete with matching stockings hung by the fire with care...

I had these made the year John-Heath was born. They are made with the same materials but are not identical. This one is mine.

Ren's is adorned with a little jewel.

John-Heath's has a little braiding.

But each is expecting miracles (this one happens to be John's).

...and 3 brave nutcrackers keeping an eye on the place.

These "crackernuts", as John-Heath calls them, are no longer so well equipped. A certain aforementioned child has long stripped them of their swords.

Shiny red balls add a splash of color and match the ones in the vase.

Father Christmas is flanked by two antique glass candleholders.

These were owned by John's grandmother, Nannie, who kept red candles in them (if I remember correctly).

The rest of the year this candleholder and its mate stay put away in a dining room curio.

And, one last time, a full shot.

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Julie Harward said...

Very the pic over the mantel too. It's so much fun to get the stockings out year after year. My nutcrackers have been loved a bit too much over the years too! ;D

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Nice to meet you! Thank you for commenting over at my blog.

LOVE your fireplace. It looks so warm and Christmasy.

Heading over to click on the "Follow" button!

Anonymous said...

Great job, your mantel looks very pretty!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

your decor is fabulous! i love how sweetly those nutcrackers keep you have to pay them much? the stockings are delightful and so are you! xoxo

sorry i'm such a horribly lax commentor lately, still love me?

Farmchick said...

Really beautiful decorations. I love those stockings.

Tyla said...

Thanks for stopping by, you guys - and for the nice compliments. Kate, you know I do! :>)

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Very very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

So warm and inviting. Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. Hope to see you next week!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Very pretty!!

A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the traditional look of your mantel. Very pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party.

Robin said...

Love the mantle! Your lamps add such a warm glow and the stocking are wonderful! I'm a new follower, it's so nice to meet you!
Thanks bunches for linking up to All Things Merry & Brite!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

I am loving looking at everyone's festive decorations! Finding you from All Things Heart and Home!

Honey at 2805 said...

You have put together a warm and inviting look. It's very pretty. I have become your latest follower.