Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Mantels...Open House

Hello, it's the season for joy, hope and love.  I love Christmas for many reasons, first and foremost to celebrate our Savior's birth.  I think it's important to prepare for his arrival and one way to do this is by getting our homes ready.  If you're visiting me, welcome and I hope you come back and become a new follower.  Decorating is a passion of mine.  I also enjoy baking. 

my family room

For this red/white look I used my red graniteware coffee pot and small pail then added the round crochetd table cloth.  The snowflakes I got at Lowe's on clearance.  The little ornaments were from hobby lobby last year.  I also used my old garage window frame and a Bethany Lowe wreath I bought at a shop in Southern, IN. The glittery pinecone was a find at Warm Glow candles.

My husband has bought me a Santa every year and I have quite a collection.  But I also have a few nativities.  This one is from my childhood.  All the pieces fit inside like a puzzle. 

my entryway

I'll be sharing more soon of my home.

Blessings to your family,



  1. Your mantle is beautiful. The full shot of your living room is so pretty. How wonderful that your husband has gotten you a Santa every year, you have quite a collection. Would love to see a post of them close up :-)

  2. Love all of it Carey!
    Your home is lovely and cozy.

  3. Hi Carey,
    Thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog...and for the prayers.

    I love the way you use's so fairyland looking yet stunning.
    Thanks for sharing.