Living Room Christmas Mantel

After a couple of days of working on the mantel…I finally finished..

…..at 10:30 that evening, I sat down on the sofa with my cup of tea…admiring my mantel…

……….then crash!!…the left tree toppled over, taking part of the garland with it.

I did not cry or curse.

I just took a deep breath and with the help of my hubby and “all the king’s men”..

…..it was secured and back together again. (oh that rhymed!)

So here is my living room mantel for this year…

…..another woodland type theme.

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Two winter trees flanking each side of the mantel..

…..one is lit with led lights..

……….with owls and birds happily perched.

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The mantel has an evergreen garland for the base…

…..and two holly berry twig garlands intertwined.

I placed my wooden monogram over a cotton wreath that I had made.

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I hung ornaments beneath the garland…

…..I found ornaments that coordinated with the holly berry garland.

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Pretty owls and birds frolic in the trees and garland….

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When seeing this photo…I am inclined to say “Peace On Earth”

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And the squirrel keeps coming back every season for a visit….

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A view from the left side of the mantel….

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So there you have it…my Living Room 2012 Christmas Mantel..

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Hope you enjoyed it !!!

And if you would like to see my mantels from 2011…click here

I am joining:

A Homespun Christmas Link Party..at Savvy Southern Style

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration

From My Front Porch to Yours Holiday Mantel Party

Sand and Sisal Countdown to Winter Party

The Lettered Cottage for a Mantel Party

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays