Christmas Mantel

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am so excited for the Christmas Season to begin. There are so many exciting things happening. This week the sweet and talented Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate is hosting a Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop. As an added bonus, the following week, she is hosting a Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop.  How exciting is that? I am so honored to be participating with such a wonderful group of ladies. A schedule for this week’s blog hop is posted below. You will want to be sure and visit all of the other bloggers. There will be lots of gorgeous inspiration to help you with your holiday decorating.

All weekend, I have been busy with my Christmas decorating. I can’t wait to share my Christmas home tour with you next week.  For today, I would like to share my Christmas mantel with you.


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My color theme this year is red, blue, silver, and gold. It is tradition to bring out my Santa picture each year. My kids love this picture, and I can’t decorate for Christmas without it.

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I hung blue spruce garland accented with pearls, pine cones, and eucalyptus leaves on the mantel. It has lots of tiny white lights scattered throughout it that add such a wonderful, warm glow at night. This garland was something new I purchased this year from Balsam Hill.

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I made bows with streamers in my theme colors and placed them at each corner of the mantel.

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My favorite Santa is placed on the hearth of the fireplace.

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Belle Bleu Interiors French Country Christmas Mantel 5

SeparatorPlease be sure to check out the gorgeous tablescapes on the blog hop this week. I know that you will find lots of inspiration for your beautiful holiday tables.  I am scheduled to present my tablescape on Wednesday. Therefore, Tablescape Thursday will be a day early. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed day!!!

Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop Schedule


Twelve on Main | Everyday Living | Home is Where the Boat Is | Love of Home | Rustic – Refined


Life and Linda |  Rattlebridge Farm | Rosemary & Thyme | Living With Thanksgiving  Cozinest


Belle Bleu Interiors | My Kentucky Living | A Toile Tale |Bluesky Kitchen | Starfish Cottage
Dining Delight


Citrine Living | B. Lovely Events | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | Panoply


Celebrate & Decorate Farmhouse 40 | The Painted Apron | Sweet Sensations



  1. It looks beautiful! I have been decorating since Wed. afternoon too. Merry Christmas!

  2. Shannon, your mantel is so beautiful…love your color scheme and the new garland is perfect. I am looking forward to the blog hop both weeks and seeing your lovely home and Tablescape! Let the parties begin!

  3. Love love the mantel scape. The Santa pic is great. I’ve been looking for one similar in size. Glad to know you liked the garland from Balsalm Hill. I get their catalogs but have not ordered. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love your Christmas mantel and your new garland Shannon! Looking forward to seeing your tablescape and home tour!

  5. Shannon, Another stellar presentation! I always enjoy anything you have to offer. The blues and Kris Kringle on the mantle with all those greens look fantastic. Thanks for the post. Enjoy your week!

  6. We’re on the same wavelength today, Shannon. Love your color theme – so pretty! Happy Monday!

  7. Oh Shannon, this is adorable! I know your kids love the Santa painting!

  8. Such a pretty mantel, the garland is lovely and I love the picture of Santa! I am looking forward to your tablescape on Wednesday!

  9. Your mantel is beautiful. Love both your jolly Santas.

  10. Your mantel is delightful! I know your kids do love the Santa’s. Your garland is so real looking and I love the bows.
    Looking forward to your tablescape tomorrow.

  11. Mantel looks so festive – also love the picture of Santa. I also have one I hang every year!

  12. Shannon, I agree with your kids that the Santa painting is a must, Love your bows on the mantle. Loving the Tablescape Blog Hop!

  13. I am off to a very slow start with my decorating but I’m very inspired by what you have shown here. Hubby likes the traditional red/green and I’m leaning more towards white and metallics. This should be interesting! Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story Link Party and have a great weekend.

  14. Beautiful! Love the Santas and the blue and white. The “greens” are so pretty.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! I love blue and white porcelain, and I love traditional Christmas decor–so you’ve captured my heart here! 🙂

  17. Botanic Bleu

    Lovely as always. I enjoy seeing everything you post to see how you have incorporated blue. Your ribbons add a perfect touch to the garland. Your Santa print is a treasure. Thank you for sharing at Monday Social.


  18. I love how your Blue & white ceramic collection still ties in with all the Christmas! Perfect!

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