I've done the mantle the same for a few years in a row now, not tired of it yet!
Here's what the whole fireplace looks like:I love that olde sled leaning there on the right, it hides the electrical cords needed for the garland and wreath! Here's a closer look at the sled:
On the left side of the fireplace is the doll chair where I usually have my favorite dolls but I changed it up a bit for Christmas. That wonderful little basket you see there was made by Pam! I filled it with festive faux greenery and berries along with a few prim candy canes tied up with tinsel garland that I sell in my shoppe.Here's what it looks like when I stand back further:
Some of you may remember that not long ago I got that rocking chair that's in the corner, here's a closer look at that corner:I have a smaller coffee table now which makes it easier to keep it simple:I have an end table on either side of the sofa with two matching lamps and I change the shades to cranberry red and leave them through winter....I love the color combination of sage and cranberry!....the shades are parchment the rest of the year.
Here's a closer look at what I have on this end table currently....the doll was made by Jackie and I got those cute little seedlings from Pat....they are in wooden pots that were handmade by her husband!....I purchased one and one was a gift! That was so sweet! Thank you again Pat!!Here is what I have on the end table that is on the other side of the sofa....the Boyds Bear is very special to me because it was given to me by my youngest son one Christmas. He bought it with his allowance money and I remember it took quite a chunk but he wanted me to have it because he knew I would like it :)
I have a green painted stepback cupboard that my husband made several years ago and I usually have a sign hanging next to it that says, "Primitive Gatherings" but for Christmas I changed it out to this one, it's one of my very favorite Christmas songs! Can you read it? It says, "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas It's the best time of the year!"Since I'm here why don't I show you a closer look at what I have on the shelves of the green stepback. Here are the top two shelves....I sell the Joy and Star Blocks in my shoppe along with those cute little votive candles and the Spruce with Cones Sprays. Oh and that adorable little spool doll you see in the lower right of the picture was made by my friend Karen in the UK!
Then here is what is below....I wish you could smell that jar candle....I sell them in my shoppe and they are wonderful!I still have a couple chippy white tables in the entry way and here is what I have on the bottom of one....you saw the top in a previous post.Then here is the top of another table....I sell those Penny Quilt Flower Trays and Tea Dyed Doilies in my shoppe and that primitive gingerbread boy was made by Dru....I got him a couple of years ago and he's a favorite!And on the bottom of that same table I have more dolls made by Jackie and I sell those cute chambersticks in my shoppe!Let's see what's in the kitchen....here's a simple tree:And here's a display that I have on a little red cabinet that husband made quite some time ago....I have a fruit theme in my kitchen which is why those fruit label signs are hanging there.Back out in the family room....here's a couple of my favorite displays this year:In this picture there's an extremely primitive ginger made by Tina and a wonderful pinkeep made by Jenny. Oh and I sell the cute Spool Light with Star Bulb in my shoppe, love those!
My wall cupboard of course gets a few things added for Christmas:Here's a look at the table below and a closer look at what's hanging from the pegs on the wall cupboard....there's the Cranberry Striped Tapers that I sell in my shoppe and on the right is a special pinkeep that was a gift made by Lisa! Thank you again Lisa!
In the center is a hand painted card made by Maureen and I sell those cute Striped Woolen Mittens in my shoppe!
And here's a closer look at an arrangement I made with some wonderfully charming gingers and candy canes made by Barbara:Well I think that's about it! No, wait! I also tweaked my folkart cabinet a bit from the last time I posted:Ok now that's it!