Christmas Mantel 2012

Recently, I hung a round mirror over my mantel.

Originally, I had all kinds of visions of how I would decorate the space for Christmas but I ended up liking the mirror all by itself.

So, I kept things simple.

Just some garland, candles and of course the stockings.

My kids reminded me that we need a stocking for the dog this year.  Well, I guess I’ll have to go buy one.

These Pier One candles just move all over my house!

Here is what the mantel looked like with a roaring fire the other night which explains why I am out of wood in the top picture!
(That is part of my son and his DS player in the corner.)

So, the decorating continues.  Each day I get a little more done around here.  Sooner or later I’ll be finished!

If you would like to see last year’s mantel, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.

How is your holiday decorating coming along?




  1. DecorandtheDog
    December 4, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    I'm a big fan of simple mantels. Yours looks great!

  2. Ron
    December 4, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    I like the simplistic yet elegant mantle. Great work! xo

  3. Kelly
    December 4, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    I love your needlepoint stockings. They are so classic! Great looking fire too. Love this time of year for that.

  4. Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    December 6, 2012 / 2:00 pm

    Pretty, Shelley! Nothing like a fire and needlepoint stockings to say Christmas!

    December 6, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    Lindas suas decorações de natal. Tudo muito bonito.Tenha uma ótima semana.

  6. December 6, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    Very pretty mantel…I love your needlepoint stockings!!

  7. Sherry Calamia
    December 7, 2012 / 5:20 am

    Such a pretty mantel, especially with the fire going looks like a storybook setting! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. XO

  8. Designing Domesticity
    December 8, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    Your mantel looks lovely, especially with that roaring fire! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays, liz

  9. Pamela
    December 8, 2012 / 9:59 pm

    Your mantle is so pretty! Thanx for sharing it with us at the mantle party!

  10. Carrie @ Hazardous Design
    December 9, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    I agree. Sometimes less is more. Your mantle looks fantastic.

  11. December 10, 2012 / 1:44 am

    Hi Shelley, we are seeing lots of simple in blogland this year I think. I know I sure went a lot simpler this year. Love those stockings, oh, and I will be checking back to make sure Rosie gets a stocking this year. LOVE that roaring fire. We have not had cool enough weather here for a fire yet. I can't wait!Pssst….don't forget Rosie!

    • Calypso In The Country
      December 10, 2012 / 2:25 am

      Thanks Teresa! Believe me, the kids won't let me forget Rosie!

  12. Carol
    December 13, 2012 / 12:27 pm

    Your mantel is so pretty, Shelley! I really like the wood surround with the dental molding. I adore the needlepoint stockings! I wish my eyes and hands were good enough to do needlepoint. I used to do all kinds of crewel and needle work, but not anymore. I hope Rosie gets her stocking!

  13. Debbie @ MeandMyDIY
    December 13, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    You can't go wrong with those stockings, right? It looks so pretty and inviting. And count me in on the simple mantel this year too. I scaled waaay back from years past!Debbie

  14. Michelle @ Ten June
    December 28, 2012 / 1:02 am

    I love simple and sweet, especially with classic Christmas decor like this. It's beautiful! Especially with that roaring fire… don't mind if I stop by and cozy up next to it! ; )

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