Sunday, December 2, 2012

Living Room Christmas Mantel

Every year I say I'm going to keep the Christmas decorating simple.  And then I get into it and have so much fun, blasting the Michael Bublé Holiday Pandora station and thinking up that "one more idea" that before I know it, every last hall is decked.  

But, that's just how we do it here.  My family loves it, I love it, and I'm pretty sure if you're reading this, you love it that way, too.

So, I have a lot of Christmas bliss to share with you over the next several days, and if you're looking for inspiration, maybe you'll find some here.

I had a lot of fun in the formal living room (which we call the Piano Room) this week, getting it all dressed up for Christmas, and here's what it looks like at the moment.

I found the tree on Black Friday and although it wasn't quite the same story as last year, it's simply divine and I only wish you could see it in person.

On the mantel, I've got a chalkboard because I'm kinda crazy about chalkboard art right now, and I hope you like it, too, because you'll see more of it in my Christmas décor later.

And then there are the angel wings, which I've been seeing a lot of lately and really loving, yet didn't want to invest a lot of money in, so I made some myself.  I'm writing up the tutorial on these as fast as I can for those of you who would like your own pair, but I was inspired by this pair of wings on Pinterest.  Before you click over, who can guess what they're made from?  Fire up your glue guns, girls, this was super-easy.

The wreath on the lantern, a few pine cones, and my little glittery church seemed to make it just right..

Hope you like it!  You can see more posts on this room by clicking here.

Tons more Christmas coming up!

The Lettered Cottage


  1. Beautiful! I love your tree and your room is gorgeous all dressed up for the holidays! (I'm quickly becoming chalkboard-obsessed also, so you're not alone!)

  2. Julie- It looks just beautiful. You have done a wonderful job. As far as being spare and bare- I start out thinking that and then go...what the heck...let the decking the halls begin! xo Diana

  3. Julie, I love it. I love the twisted ribbon, the wings, the chalkboard and your little glittered church.

  4. Oh Julie. Your rooms never fail to be completely stunning! Looks like a picture perfect Christmas setting!

  5. Beautiful decor! I especially love your tree.

  6. What a sweet room. I love the light-colored Christmas's so soft and pretty. I also really love the ribbon in the garland on your mantel. And can I just say that your ceiling is amazing?! Thanks so much for sharing -- looking forward to seeing what's next!

  7. Absolutely stunning. Love the soft wall color and the tree and those angel wings on the mirror. So very "Pin worthy" :D I know I will be pinning it.

  8. Gorgeous!
    Love it all escpecially the angel wings!

  9. I LOVE your chalkboard!!!And the angel wings aren't bad either!

  10. Its pretty. I love this décor. Lovely decoration in room. This time I am planning to decorating home with künstliche christbaum.

  11. So pretty!
    Would love if you stopped by the Holiday Linky Party - mantels - to link it up! The party is happening NOW!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  12. Gorgeous! So beautiful! What is the color of your walls. I have been looking all over for a blueish greenish color that it seems to be in your picture and its just wonderful!

    1. Wall color is Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams :)

  13. Would love to know your wall color. Gorgeous.

  14. Bingo! great wall color......delicious!!



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