Monday, December 17, 2018

Believe Christmas Mantel

I usually do more of a gold and bronze theme in the family room but this year I went with the classic red, white and greens.  I went a little more simple this year so I could get more done.  I started with the wreath and then added the greenery on the mantel.  I just added my Believe sign (which I added hooks to so I can hang stockings from it), three candle holders and a jar with ornaments.  The greenery has lights and all the candles are battery operated so when they turn on at night it makes a pretty scene.  The bell that I have hanging from the greenery is from my childhood.  It plays Silent Night.  My mother would always hang it in a doorway and I loved to pull the string over and over again.

Here is the overall look of the fireplace.

On the table to the right I replaced the lampshade with this white and plaid trimmed shade, added a wreath to the metal work on the wall, added my candy balls, a sign and a snow globe.

 This is how it looks to the left of the fireplace.

I added some Christmas greenery and some skates to my stacked boxes.

Next is the candle holder and solider.

On the table I added more greenery and a Peace sign.

I didn't know where to  put the Nativity this year so I placed it on my trunk under the windows.  This was my mother's.  She always put in on the hutch in the dining room every Christmas.  I am not sure how old it is but I know that is is older than me.  So it is over 52 years old. It has a light inside and plays Silent Night.

 One of these years I am going to revamp the manger.  I would like to make it bigger.  On the coffee table I put my new snow globe with some greenery and an battery operated candle in a tray.

 The snow globe lights up and blows the snow around.  I tried to get a picture here of the snow blowing around.  It is really fun to watch.  It blows the snow every few seconds.

Linking with

Celebrate and Decorate, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, The Dedicated House

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