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Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Mantle.....2014

The mantle in the family room is decorated in a Nutcracker theme this year.     Our  7 year old granddaughter started ballet lessons in Sept.  and she's smitten with anything to do with  ballet.
I have collected Nutcrackers for several years ....
Most Nutcrackers are traditional Christmas colors,  so I have had to really search for ones that fit into my pastel color scheme
I made a pink tutu wreath a couple of years ago and love to use it in my Nutcracker vignettes

The lit garland on the mantle is filled with ornaments,  roses,,,,,

Figurines from the Nutcracker,  ballet slippers, mercury beaded garland,  vintage balls....
Frosted poinsettias, 

We' ll hang the stockings Christmas eve....

Christmas mantle......2012

Christmas mantle 2013
and Christmas mantle 2014.
                                                                  Merry Christmas


  1. I love your nutcracker collection.

  2. hello
    beaucoup de chaussettes pour plein de cadeaux
    très beau ♥♥♥
    edith (iris) France

  3. Holy Schmoly--You and Debbie Dabble are in close competition I think---only yours is all pastels and hers are all brighter colors. What fun! xo Diana

  4. Penny,
    I just saw Diana's commet and I had to chuckle!! We just LOVE to decorate, don't we??? LOL!!
    I LOVE your garland and you know I have said this many times before but I sure wish I had some where to put a manyle downstairs!! LOL!
    Thanks for stopping by as often as you do!! I am working on the post on the Dining Room but I am working for the next 3 nights and we will be having snow, sleet and freezing rain for those 3 nights so I do not know when I will get that post done! Probably when I pry my hands off of my steering wheel!! LOL!!


  5. Love that dressed up mouse. I am crazy for your fireplace screen!!!! So delicate looking.

  6. Beautiful Penny! I would love to see your house in person!

  7. Hello Penny! I love it. The Nutcracker theme was a brilliant idea and I love all the pink. Beautiful!

  8. Gorgeous Penny!!! I love the way you decor. The stockings are fairy.

  9. Oh my goodness...l just found this post after l commented on the tablescape. This is incredible....what amazing collections Penny, l've loved every minute of drooling over them:-)

  10. Wow- your mantle is absolutely gorgeous- I LOVE it!!!!!!!! I have been looking at all of the tours in blogland, and the majority of them describe their Christmas decorating as simple, subdued, naturel, rustc, or woodsy, not my cup of tea, they are pretty, but not how I think of Christmas. Thank heaven for you - your home is joyful, cheerful and a virtual Christmas wonderland!!! I am in awe of your style, and could only imagine how fantastic it all looks in person. You put it all together so beautifully, and I am loving each and every room you share.

  11. Your Christmas mantle is beautiful, I love the pastel colors!

  12. Wow! Just amazing! My grand daughter is going to be in her first Nutcracker next week. I will have to show her the pictures of your beautiful mantle. I saw your post over at "Treasure Hunt Thursday" blog party.

  13. Gorgeous mantel decorating ! Love the pastels !

  14. SO much to look at, Penny! I'm like a kid in a candy store! Some of your decorations are are the most amazing I've ever seen! :) Your decorating must be such a joy to your family. An act of love, I'm sure!

  15. Simply luscious! What an amazing rich look. Thanks for sharing, I am really inspired!

  16. I'm totally in love with this! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  17. So pretty Penny! Have a Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining HSH!

  18. This is going to be one of my features at my next party next Friday


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