Christmas Mantel

Do you decorate for the holidays? I love decorating for holidays! Most recently I have thoroughly enjoyed decorating my mantle. I think the mantle love began once I spray painted the old window from our lake cottage. When I salvaged that old window, I knew I liked it, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it.  Fall came around and that is when I first put the window on my mantle. If you missed that post, you can check it out here.  I just loved having the old window up on my mantle so much that I kept it up there to hang the Christmas wreath  on

On this side view of the mantle, you’ll notice a sweet little jar…..

…that sweet little jar was given to me by a friend last year. She is very artsy and crafty….let’s just say extremely talented! She was out shopping with her husband in Chicago and noticed a sweet little decoration just like this one at Anthropologie. She looked at the price tag and knew she could make it. So, not only did she make one, but she gave it to me! I was in love when I saw it and then when I pulled it out again this year, I was in love again! Isn’t it the cutest?

Below is a close-up of our stocking holders. Each of us have a picture that holds our stockings. This picture is of me and my son when he was 8 months old! I can’t believe he was ever that little! Gosh, time flies!

Have you started decorating for Christmas?

I have a tutorial for the glitter stick display that is on either side of the old window here.

Have a super fun day!

Link party love: Lil Luna, Decorate to Celebrate, One Artsy Mama,  The Lettered Cottage, Embracing Change

The Lettered Cottage        
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is the owner and operator of Every Day is an Occasion LLC. She designs for paper manufacturers and teaches craft classes. Her projects can be seen on the Disney Blog, HSN, WSBT tv, and published in craft magazines. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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  1. Wow girl!! What a gorgeous decorating job….you’re hired to come decorate at my place :)

  2. This is so charming. I love the frame strung with “HO HO HO”

  3. Wow!!! This is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job on your mantle:) So festive and decorated so beautifully!!! Thanks for linking up at Decorate to Celebrate!
    Sherrie K
    DTC-Guest Designer

  4. I love your mantle! The window is just sheer perfection and right up my alley! Thank you for sharing such a sweet and creative inspiration!

  5. Jill, what an AWESOME display!! I just love the salvaged window (something I’m a fan of myself!!)… The jar is adorable — what a special friend you have :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  6. WOW! so super GORGEOUS!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!!

  7. Wow! Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job decorating. I’ve been wanting to make some homemade snow globes for some time now. Are they complicated to do?

  8. Visiting from DTC and what an amazing display…love it!

  9. Here from DTC – your mantle is beautiful. I love all the silver and I totally agree – that jar is fantastic!!


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