Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Time Mantel

Probably like the rest of you, I have been busy decorating the house for the season! I can remember in years gone by this time before Christmas just dragging by...s.l.o.w.l.y....!   Where did those days go?  Now days, time seems to fly right out the window.  I do tend to dawdle more now than I did when I was younger and perhaps that's it.  I really have slowed down and just seem to take so much more in.  In any case, I thought I would share some images of our Mantel this Christmas. Every year I do it up differently and this year is no exception. All of the photo's below will enlarge when clicked on.  I really had to resist posting them all BIG!

This guy has been in our family for years on end....I love him!
He plays soft Christmas tunes and his world globe spins slowly...

Jack has laid claim on all 5 of the stockings this year!

A hand painted gift from my son and his wife. This ornament was painted from the inside! Just stunning...

I love Christmas time and all the shiny things to go along with the love you can feel in the air!  I also really enjoy sharing with you my little place in the world, and how it looks and changes with each season.  Now all I need is some snow!  Can you hear my Santa?


  1. What a beautiful setup you have. I especially love the photo of the tree and mantle together. They are wonderfully unified. Have a splendid weekend!

  2. Aww, thanks Natalie! And I just love your latest blog post with the Holiday decor from the French magazine! So totally different from what I have but I love it all the same!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Sheree!!

    Santa heard you all right...I got some snow too! Which is great...could have done without the blizzard force wind though.

  4. Your room looks so festive and cozy. Love the birds outside in your newest post. They are adorable!

  5. All of your Christmas decorations look so pretty, Sheree! Your stockings are adorable... I don't blame Jack! ;-)
    Happy Holidays!
    Jo :)