Holiday Mantel


Our  Christmas mantel was done earlier in the week but I wasn't up to sharing until today.

I'd like to share with you our simple, red and white themed Christmas Mantel.

 I'm not one to decorate with white, it just happened when I decided I wouldn't remove my Hydrangea wreath.  If you'd like to see the Fall look click here. I enjoy it so, might not be typical Holiday look, but that's OK. Winter is my favorite season and it does remind me of that.

If you'd like to see last years Holiday Mantel click here.

I re-wrapped the hoop in red burlap and added a ribbon of upholstery jute around the white basket.

Greens were collected from our yard to make a tiny garland and added a fabric flower I made using red/white ticking fabric.

The white tree is from last year and placed inside a ironstone soup tureen. The red paper mache Santa, white enamel pot and washboard were recent finds.  Most of the garland greenery is fresh from our yard.

The white Holland mold ceramic sleight was just found, filled with pine cones and red berry.

On the other side the taller reindeer was gold and spray painted white to match the ceramic one I just found. Wanted it to look like a mother and child.   The pitcher has a very pretty winter tree scene on it, I also used it last year.  The white boa feather wreath and red tray are recent finds too.

I love the red/white/green combo.  They just pop against each other.

I was happy when I realized I could leave most of this up after the holidays.

Our holiday mantel, all festive with red and white.  The weekend is supposed to be beautiful here, so Mr. Charmer will be outside working on the holiday lights as I decorate our buffet.

Have you been working on your holiday mantel?

Hope to see you all tomorrow sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best #53 (December 2)!

Savvy Southern Style

Between Naps On the Porch



  1. I love it, Cathy! It has such a classic, traditional look to it. Love that reindeer!

  2. Kathy it is beautiful! I love it!!

  3. Beautiful! I love the sheet music especially!

  4. Very festive, Cathy. I love the old and new mixed in, interesting and beautiful.

  5. are those the quasi-stolen / borrowed hydrangeas ? LOL I still remember that cracked me up ! :)

    ( the mantel is lovely by the way :)

  6. This is such a cute mantle. It has so many adorable elements. I love the pretty dried hydrangeas with the deep greens. And I like the contrast of the fluffy white boa wreath! I've not decided what to do on my mantle yet, you're way ahead of me!

  7. Oh, how I love your brightly trimmed mantel display! REd is just the best color for Christmas! You have added so many special white touches, too. l just love it!
    I am getting ready to begin my December posts and I have so much RED to share. It is my favoirte color...anytime of the year.
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend.

  8. Cute Mantel. My favorite parts are the fence and the sheet music! It all looks great!

  9. What a gorgeous holiday mantle! You know I love the red and white combo, as that's what I recently used in my china cabinet. :-)

  10. Cathy, your mantel is beautiful! All of the details are just wonderful!

  11. I am stopping by from our party at Savvy Southern Style to see that gorgeous mantel of yours! There is just something about the white figurines against the traditional Christmas colors that I love! Wish I had some white things. That sled is awesome!

    Have a great week!

  12. Lovely mantel and beautiful touches Love the fence and sheet of music.

  13. Its beautiful Cathy! I love the simplicity and the elements. it.

  14. Kathy your mantle looks so pretty! I love the hydrangeas they add a bit of texture!

  15. Hi Cathy: Thank you for hosting and I love your mantle. I thinking about your family and Bo..Judy

  16. I love your Christmas decorations. Gorgeous and beautifully presented. TFS. Hugs, Gayle.

  17. Your red and white mantle is so beautiful! I love the hydrangeas in the middle of it all. Is that a feather wreath? I found you at Twigg Studios. The French Hens are your newest followers. Hope you will visit us and join us.

    Linda and Jeannie at the French Hen's Nest

  18. Your mantel is so sweet! Looks so vintage and is full of Christmas charm! I just found your wonderful blog through Alderberry Hill's link party and will be following. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful decor ideas! Feel free to visit me at Hugs, Leena

  19. I'm loving all the res and white. You have such nice touches with the wreath and reindeer. It looks so festive!

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

  21. I just love to look at holidays mantel decor! There are so many wonderful ideas, and those presented here are really terrific! I love the use of lots of white in the vignette! It looks really great, especially the white picket fence. What a cute, cute look!!! That sheet music in the background and that pure white feathery wreath are GREAT touches!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Your mantel is so pretty and festive. I just love it. I'm also doing a red and white theme this year (well, every year) what's more Christmas like than red and white!

  23. Beautiful and just luscious! Love traditional red, green and white, Cathy!

  24. Cathy, you will be one of the features today at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. The party will be live as soon as I finish the post. lol. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. Wow, you did a wonderful job! I just love everything! Can you come over? he he
    Happy Holidays to you and Yours!

  26. Your mantel looks great with the red and white combination. Love that you can keep a lot of it up after Christmas because that's always a hard time to come up with something after all the holiday decor.
    Mary Alice

  27. This is gorgeous! I love how you used that bit of old fence. You're so lucky to have such beautiful greenery right from your own yard.

  28. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home! Have a very Merry Christmas!


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