Dressing Up the Mantle

In early fall, I tackled the challenge of decorating my mantle.  I had long avoided the task but was really happy I took the plunge.

Now that Christmas is upon us, my mantle desperately needed some new “clothes”.  So, I dug through our sea of plastic bins to see what I could fish out of there to decorate it.
Of course, one thing I knew would go on there were our stockings.  We all have stockings embroidered with our names and they hang across the front of the mantle.

 From there, I grabbed my bay leaf garland (Pottery Barn circa 2004 I think) and a few other things and just started playing around with the placement.

I really love the mercury glass candle holders I scored at the Pottery Barn outlet this year!
Have you gotten your mantle all decorated for Christmas?  Do you hang stockings by the fireside?

shannah
This post is linked to the Holiday Home Party at Southern Hospitality.

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