Christmas Mantel Inspiration

Oct 28, 2012

I know, I know. It's not even Halloween yet and I'm thinking about Christmas. Blasphemy! Don't get me wrong, I'm completely enjoying fall now that we finally had a cold front come through on Friday. I'm typing this in front of a nice fire right now and I've got a pumpkin pie candle burning. It doesn't get much better than that (except I swear this pumpkin pie scent is making me hungrier than usual). But, it's the perfect time to start dreaming of how I'm going to decorate my mantel for Christmas this year. I keep coming back to this picture.

It inspired me to add mercury glass candlesticks to my mantel this year. I picked these up at World Market last week and might be back for more soon.

I'll just pick up a little holiday decor here and there. Before you know it I'll be done. In the meantime, I promise I'm fully enjoying all the fall festivities. Here's a pic from the weekend at the Renassiance Festival that's going on right now.

Well, some of us are enjoying the fall festivities more than others. My poor 4 year old son was terrified by pumpkin man. Maybe we'll stick to the pumpkin patch from now on.


  1. OMG he's SO cute!!! And I love that mantel - it's perfect!

  2. Thank you! He's so darn huggable and has the cutest personality to match. I'm not biased or anything... I hope my version of that mantel is even half as cute. We'll see!

  3. I love the mantel in the pic and I don't blame you for wanting it for your Christmas mantel, your on your way with the mercury candle holders:)

    1. I got that picture from Pottery Barn. They have holiday decor and staging down to a science. Love their ideas!