Am I the only one who is extra excited about Christmas this year? I’ve been playing Christmas carols and baking stuff for a couple of weeks now! Today, I’m excited to share our Christmas mantle with you guys as part of The Very Merry Christmas Home Tour, hosted by Carrie of Lovely Etc!
I have to apologize in advance though- both of my camera batteries died, and my charger broke too, so the only pictures that I was able to capture before everything went south were of our Christmas mantle.
If you read the post with my Christmas tour last year, you know that we are a pretty traditional Christmas decorating family. My boys (including my husband) love Christmas, and they love using the Christmas decor that has been in our family for years. Much of what we have is older than Michael and I. Although I’m really inspired by Christmas tours with beautiful, simple decor that is popular now, (and someday I’d love to try it!) it’s just not how we roll in this stage of our life. I mean, the boys nearly had a heart attack when I tried to buy new matching stockings a few years ago!
So here’s our Christmas mantle, resplendent with mismatched stockings, stocking holders, and faux holly!
This year my MIL bought me the wood Christmas art that is above the mantle. I paired it with a couple of simple wreaths, spray painted gold, that I’ve had for awhile.
Our stockings are the same ones we’ve had for years. Michael’s (my husband) is the striped one, which he’s had since he was a baby. Mine is the red with the stripes, my littlest one (Beau) has the “B” stocking, and W, my oldest, has the crocheted one, which has been in Michael’s family for years. It’s been his since he was a baby.
I love these little trees! My MIL bought me those too. She’s given me a lot of Christmas tree decor over the years, and I love them! I paired them with a couple of vintage candles that were my grandmother’s and a newer candleholder.
So that’s our Christmas mantle! Like the rest of our Christmas decor, it’s very traditional, not at all flashy, and a bit dated, but that’s how we like our Christmas around here.