Christmas Mantel looksee

About time I finished our mantel in the family room. I am one to toy around with it for weeks before I really am married to it.  I think finally finished it today!  This year I am using mostly natural elements that can easily swing from Christmas time to Winter and keep the mantel going until Spring. 

This part of the display is to the right of the mantel on the fireplace hearth area.
The sled was s steal for $ 5 at a garage sale a few years ago. 

New addition this year that my mother bought for us. It's a canvas painting
that matches perfectly above the sled (pictured above)

Only "spulrge" this year was the metal reindeer from Pottery Barn. 

Its hard to tell but the fireplace part actually comes away from the brick wall in the back so
there is some depth to the fireplace. 

Stockings will be hung on Christmas Eve.
The fireplace is used almost every evening and we love it!

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Anonymous said…
Beautiful!! I so wish I had a mantel to decorate.. the top of the china cabinet will do though :-)
Heidi said…
I love the canvas painting! We have a winter scene from the Mitford Series (by Jan Karon) of snowmen when they were popular at Hallmark. Thanks for linking up with us at NOBH!
JDaniel4's Mom said…
What a wonderful mantle! I love all the conversation pieces on it.

Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I love that she shared her struggle with dyslexia and really wanted her to know other appreciated it.
Jamie said…
the canvas in so beautiful and the sleigh is awesome.

I have to give your kiddos some love for the footprint reindeers,so cute!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the Christmas card yours is on the way,sorry so late.
Anonymous said…
So very warm. I love it and I am trying to do the same by using more things that I can leave out longer, like the barn animals and the books after I remove the stockings and nativity set. Smart...but then again, you are a home school mama too. ;) We home schooled for over 10 years thru high school. Both are in college in now. The friends made alone were well worth the effort. Hang in there mom.
Christmas blessings!
Custom Comforts said…
I love the canvas painting that was given to you!!! What a special gift. It so captures the essence of winter and looks so nice against the brick.

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