Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A "Sweet" mantel

It's that time of year again!

*Twinkle lights*

*Shinny Christmas Balls*

*Candy Canes*

*Pretty Packages with pretty bows*


*Yummy Treats*

*Beautiful music*

All the sights, sounds and smells of this wonderful season!

 It's also time decorate our home! (Yeah!)

First spot decorated this year...the fireplace mantel!

Our Sweet Mantel


All the ornaments on the mantle are non-breakable and bought at Target's after Christmas clearance last year (.50 - $2.50).  The non-breakable ornaments are a life saver (not just because I have kids either).  I think I dropped them 100X before I was finished! Can you say klutz!!!! The snowflake vases came from Home Goods 5 years ago ($10.00 each).  The picks in the vases came from Target clearance as well (.25 each) and the sticks came from Michael's Crafts.  The beautiful Santa print is by the well know artist NC Wyeth and was a gift from my very special in-laws a few years ago.  Finally, the child's sled filled with packages & treats was a gift to my oldest daughter on her second Christmas from my parents.  An heirloom in the making :).

Happy holiday decorating!

I'm linking to Layla's Mantel Party! Be sure to check out all the creative mantel ideas!!!
The Lettered Cottage


  1. Lovin' your pretty mantel and those packages are just sooooo cute!!!


    I’m hosting an Christmas Open House on 12/9…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun!

  2. I am absolutely LOVING the color you have used. Vibrant and eye catching!

    Take care,

  3. LOVE the colors and fun, but the packages in the sled is what makes this so spectacular! Just fabulous.

  4. I absolutely love all of the bright fun colors!! :) Very festive! And oh my gosh that sled is adorably! Love it!

  5. Super Cute! I have those little candy lollipops on my daughters tree and i love them. The look great on your mantel!

  6. Love that it's so colorful!! Way cute!

  7. New follower from Layla's party! I love all these colors. These are colors I use! I hope you will stop over and check me out!


  8. That is so fun! You did a great job. I love the bead swag hanging down and the sequin sparklers coming out of the vases. :o)

  9. oh my gosh, i am loving those swagged beads and your fun (and funky) bright colors. how wonderful!!

    i'm loving that you were invited over for chanukah festivities and latke having. what great neighbors!

  10. Awesome! Can you come and work on my mantle!

  11. I love your fun, whimsical and above all colorful take on Christmas decor.
    Pam @ becolorful