Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Mantel 2014


Hi Friends! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving with your family!

So to start the holiday hoopla going (for me, it's more of a Christmas hoopla), let me start with our mantle!


If you've been following my blog for a while now, you know I don't like our fireplace and mantel very much.

I don't like the glass blocks and the brick combined, and this will definitely be changed sometime in the future once budget allows. 

But this Christmas, I truly am in love with it.
'Why' you ask? Well take a look!

Simple Christmas Mantle
I'm in love mostly because I see the face of my beautiful kids on the personalized stockings I made thru SHUTTERFLY !

You can make your own HERE

I just love them!
I grabbed the opportunity with FREE SHIPPING and 30% discount and made these 3. I know it will be a Christmas keepsake for years to come!

I also added my crystal mistletoe ornaments to zhush it up some more!
Ready for the holidays!
I also love the Chalkboard wall art I scored from Walmart for $28!
 I think it says it all for families right?


I flanked my stockings with 2 felt trees from the Dollar Store I bought years ago and my 2 boxwood topiaries decorated with LED string light I got from Restoration Hardware!



How about you, do you have a 'Love-Hate' relationship with your own mantel like I do?

Have a Great Week!

VEL 

23 comments:

  1. Oh I love your stockings. So great and how fabulous to have them pictured.

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  2. Your mantle is gorgeous! How wonderful to have your self surrounded by the people you love. The stocking speak home is where the heart is and the people we love.

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  3. Hi Vel
    The bathroom art is so cute. Love
    Your fireplace glass block could easily be painted away ...for now. Until you do your long term thing.
    Those stockings....yum karen

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  4. Your stockings are so adorable! I like how you added the crystal ornaments to make it even more beautiful. I also love the chalkboard art! Love the LED lights on your topiaries, the lights make it even more festive and magical! Many lovely inspirations here. You did a great job, Vel!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  5. The stockings are such a great idea! You have to smile every time you look at your mantel now!

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  6. Those stockings are adorable, Vel! The whole mantel is very pretty!

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  7. THAT is what Christmas is all about! Enjoy every minute! xokim

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  8. Those stockings with the kids' pictures are just precious, Vel. Love all your mantel d├ęcor....Christine

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  9. What a great ida for the stockings! Your mantle looks great, Vel!

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  10. What cute stockings! It's a great way to remember Sophia's first Christmas!

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  11. Vel your stockings are ADORABLE!! Love them, such a fun and cute idea, and how special to have THREE this year!! Awww! Your mantle decor looks great and I am inspired to tackle mine today. I too have a love/hate relationship with my fireplace surround, but one thing at a time. :) Thanks for sharing your mantle on Best of the Nest!

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  12. Vel the mantle and stockings are wonderful and I am sure that the kids love them!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  13. How can you possibly be so together - adore the stockings and the boxwood topiaries look perfect…now I have to go get myself in gear…

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  14. Those stockings are too, too cute!! LOVE! It looks so good, Vel!

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  15. Loving up those stockings! So wonderful - and what a great deal. Your mantel is terrific! Jane

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  16. I absolutely adore the stockings Vel! What a great idea! Love the chalkboard too. Beautiful mantle...

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  17. Vel, those stockings are absolutely adorable!! I would have never noticed the fireplace, your cuties steal the show!

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  18. Gorgeous mantle and just beautiful stockings! Love the idea!

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  19. Oh those stockings are just darling!!! I bet you adore seeing those three sweet faces up there! Your mantel looks great!

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  20. those stocking drew me in. how adorable and special!
    happy holidays,
    b

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  21. Looks wonderful Vel. I love the personalized stockings. Thank you for coming to the party this week!

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  22. Oh my goodness, I love the stockings, Vel! Yes, those are definitely treasures! I think your mantel looks lovely.

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