Our Christmas Mantle

I'm so in love with my mantle! {Have I mentioned that yet?} I decided to 'house shop' for all my decor in the living room this season. I'm happy with the results.

This is what the mantle was for fall:

Now this is what it is for winter:


I'm really loving the last minute decision to shove peacock feathers and the Paris themed letters and the tower in!! 

I was attempting to tie in my couch..with the decor. I LOVE how it turned out! 

Since we are on the subject of mantles, if you look at my photos with the 'lit' fire in my fireplace, it's not wood at all! I LOVE the ambience that a lit fire gives, but I have suffered from severe allergic reactions to wood smoke {from asthma} since I was a little kid. So, I thought..I'd shove all my half/barely used pillar and jar candles in there. You can't tell there is a rainbow assortment of colors, it's hid behind the fireplace screen. It's not the exact same effect, but pretty close! I think I've got about 15 or so different candles lit! It does make it pretty cozy, and saves me a lot of problems!! Just wish I'd thought about it sooner!

How is your decorating coming along??? 

I'm really excited to change out the seasonal decor, and ready for some snow...just to make it all perfect ;)

Will be back in a couple of days with more living room shots. I'm just stuck on my dining room!! The living room came easy...but the dining room is hard for me this year. The rooms are divided by a large archway, and they have their own personalities, yet the decor needs to flow...so we'll see what I can dig up!!! Might include some painting {Oh Lordy!!}

Have fun decorating!!


  1. Hi Jessica, I'm a French fanatic, so I loved this mantel! So charming! Great mix of textures, too. Linda

  2. Your mantel looks beautiful!! Stopped over from Marty's party.

  3. Beautiful mantel! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

  4. Very Pretty! I love your mirror and the stockings are fabulous!

    All the best,
    Rachel :)

  5. What a beautiful mantle. Love your stockings. I do the same thing with candles in my fireplace as well --- lots of allergies around here.

  6. Fbulous! Gorgeous Parisian mantel, I adore the feathers, I need to get some for decorating. Thanks for the inspiration. Lots of hugs, FABBY

  7. Your mantel looks so festive. Love the deer and peacock feathers - my favorite feather! I found your blog from WOW linky party and am your newest follower.


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