Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ah the Christmas Mantel for 2012

Hello World!  How art thou?  We are busy getting ready for dance class demonstrations, school concerts, and class parties.  Such a busy time.  And, I haven't finished my shopping.  I really wanted to be done by this time of the month.  Off to shopping I go today.  Anyhoo, want to see our mantel?  Hope you finger doesn't cramp up from scrolling through so many pictures. 

The big 'ole fat stockings were made by Betty Lou aka Mom.  

The Nutcracker I've had for years as well as the little green trees.  

All the greenery, bead bits and pretties were purchased last year at Hobby Lobby. 

All ornaments are plastic.  I took the tops off and shoved them on little bits of greenery to hold their placement. 

Jim Shore Santa stands watch. 

Hope you've enjoyed my Christmas Mantel.  Off to shopping. 

Make it Pretty Monday is still live.  Click here to go straight to the party.  There are some really great Christmas Decor ideas already linked up. 
Also, the Family Rules Sign giveaway is still open.  Click here to go to the giveaway.  There are multiple opportunities to win this great giveaway.  My sign came in yesterday.  I'll try to take a picture of it and show it to you tomorrow.  

Wishing all a pretty day and remember to be kind to one another. 

Sharing this at these lovely parties:


  1. So sweet mantel with CHRISTMAS spirit ! Lov it
    xoxo from PARIS

    1. Thank you Joelle! Would love to spend a Christmas in Paris. I bet it's beautiful. Thank you for popping in for a visit. Toodles, Kathryn

  2. Great looking mantel. Merry Christmas and happy shopping.

    1. Thanks! Need all the help I can get with the shopping...almost done though. Hope your day is pretty! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. Your mantle is gorgeous! Love, love the colors. Very pretty!

  4. Love the jewel tones. Mantel is gorgeous like everything you do! Love Patty

    1. Patty, you are too sweet~ Hope you're having a great day. Toodles, Kathryn

  5. It's lovely. I really enjoy how you incorporated so much color! Very inspiring! I've been bringing in pinks to our table and home this year.

    Jessica @ A Humble Creation

  6. Kathryn, I absolutely LOVE your mantle. It just makes me smile-it is darling- xo Diana

  7. Your mantel is so festive and beautiful
    and don't worry about so many photos..
    I loved each one..
    Happy Holidays

  8. Your mantel looks gorgeous, Kathryn! I love your garland and all the ornaments tucked in!

  9. This is so lovely! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  10. What adorable stockings! Your mantel looks wonderful, too.


  11. Love your mantel! The painting, and everything including the nutcracker is like being in Sugarplum land. take care, Darlene

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  13. It looks so pretty, I love the eclectic mix of things and the pops of turquoise and purple, and your stockings are adorable!

  14. Your mantel is beautiful! Love the painting above as well. Good luck with your cooking, baking, and shopping.
    Christmas blessings, Beth

  15. Love your mantel - so festive and colorful!

    Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative :)
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  16. Hi Kathryn,
    I love your mantel. It's beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party will be live at midnight. I hope to see you there.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
    Linda @ With A Blast

  17. Hello Kathryn, thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday! I love your mantel. I love all the rich colors and Santa and the Nutcracker. Hope your Holiday's were joyful and not to stressful. Hugs, Peggy