A Southern Christmas Mantel of Magnolia Leaves

Love Magnolia leaves to decorate the house  for  Christmas, as it is so very Southern.

My Southern Christmas mantel of Magnolia leaves

was the first thing on the agenda for creating my Christmas decor this year.

It seems like styling the mantel is always the first thing that I do,

setting the tone for the room’s decor.

I really kept it very simple this year. Truly, I did. I even surprised myself!

Christmas 2016 Mantel - Magnolia Garland - Magnolia Wreath - Housepitality Designs

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Our Great Room Christmas Mantel

Our Great Room Christmas mantel this year 

is probably the most simplistic mantel that I have created.

I promised myself this year

that I am really going to downsize my Christmas decorations.

I did give many boxes of Christmas ornaments, florals and decorations

along with a couple of trees to Habitat last year.

However, I did keep these little trees!

2015 Great Room Christmas Mantel - Housepitality Designs

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Nutcracker Tree and the Christmas Media Room

In our Media Room, I usually have a tree that is specifically designed

for my granddaughter each year.

It has always been themed with something that she particularly loved during the year . . .

~ ~ like the year she was into Tinkerbell and dressed as her on Halloween.

However, this year, we placed a small tree . . . a very small tree in her room. . .

~ ~ the space that she has in our house in which she has requested more pink be added.

I did not plan a tree in the media room this year; however, I could not help myself!!

Nutcracker Tree-Housepitality Designs

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