Sunday, December 20, 2015

Some Christmas Cheer

Christmas is almost here and like many of you, we've been quite busy!  I haven't had much time for photos and posts but wanted to share my mantle that was created after I attended a fun workshop on decorating mantles for the holidays.  I wanted to use a lot of elements I had on hand.

We're planning to build a new house next year so this may be the last Christmas in this home.  We have been working with our architect and have decided there will not be a fireplace in our new home.  Mantle decorating may be a bit challenging next year. 

Here's the mantle I created for this Christmas.
I've had the greenery for several years.  I love the light green accents, they go well with this painting Wonderful Hubby and I bought years ago at an estate auction.
I added the velvet ribbon from my stash.
The only new element is this Lenox Santa I purchased when we visited Favorite Son this summer.  He served as an intern near Lancaster, PA. 
I tried to continue the same colors on the coffee table.
I found these Star of Bethlehem flowers in our local flower shop and thought they would make a simple yet pretty arrangement.  I've use them in the past and love how they continue to open their blooms all the way to the top.
Baby's breathe fills out the vase.  (...and Precious Daughter LOVES the fragrance of it!)
I just love this color green!  (Can you tell??)
I hope you're enjoying this beautiful season! 

As we prepare to share gifts and the love of family and friends, remember the One who loved us first and gave us the greatest gift of all!

Merry Christmas!

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Kim said...

Your mantle looks beautiful, Zenda; . The greenery looks perfect with the brick wall as the background and that estate painting...what a marvelous find. I love your new Santa and those Star of Bethlehem flowers add the finishing touch. How exciting to be building a new home. May you and your family have a lovely Christmas as you celebrate together. xx

Christine said...

Your mantel is beautifully decorated! Lovely touches & all coordinated so well! Thanks for the inspiration & I wish you & your family a blessed Christmas!

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

Those flowers are so beautiful! Gorgeous, and wonderful greenery on the mantle! Good luck with the new home and Happy New Year!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Gosh the baby's breath look beautiful.....and so does your mantle! Happy New Year to you and yours! May it be a blessed and healthy one..

Bernideen said...

Dear Zenda:
Thanks for your note. I have actually been to Randy's many times of the years! It is delicious! I see you are a gardener as so am I and will be leaving behind my darling garden and will be starting again in Missouri!

Creations By Cindy said...

Zenda, I love your mantle too! That Santa caught my eye as I love me some Santa's. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed New Year! Hugs and blessings, Cindy


The White flowers are gorgeous! Your mantel came out beautiful and those White twigs are inspiring and makes me want to go get some and paint them, although I've been so late for anything C'mas this year as I came back from Miami the third of December after a month, so I just quickly decorated and no tree! Hubby and me went to our DD Sofia for Christmas and for a week, so again, no time and I still haven't lol..
Wishing you and yours a great new year filled with lots of happiness, health and amny blessings.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What a gorgeous mantle! 'Love the green and white! Thank you for sharing it at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Zenda, I love that color green as well. The Star of Bethlehem flowers are gorgeous! You did a great job on the mantle and I like how you coordinated the same colors throughout the room. Best of luck with a new home adventure! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

I love the green and white theme! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! Happy New Year!

trishie said...

Gorgeous mantle, and those star of Bethlehem flowers are absolutely stunning. Happy New year!