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Our Christmas Mantel

I am so slow this year, getting motivated to decorate for Christmas. Not sure what my problem is.....I finally starting hauling out everything. Even my husband got into the act. He created a very large Christmas tree design outside on our rock turret by the front porch. I will show it off soon... I started with our mantel in the family room. 


               Stay warm everyone!
I also wanted to show off an early Christmas present my husband bought me. I have a 27" monitor....he thought I could use another 27" monitor since I do so much creative work on my pc
He's a keeper.....

Here's both of them...

 I will be showing more.  I also look forward to seeing your creations. We still need a new camera.  Maybe Santa will get us one.

Thanks as always for visiting!  Happy Holidays to you and your families. I am linking up with the following blogs.

 My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage 
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home 
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
The Charm of the Home

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  1. Linda, your mantle looks so pretty! Love how you have ther beads swagged and of course I LOVE your Santas. I have a HUGE collection of Santas I will be showing. Hope you get your Christmas mojo:):) So nice that you now have 2 monitors!!! I forgot to tekll you what a great job you did on Liz's new blog!!!! Looks fantastic! XO, Pinky

  2. Looks beautiful Linda! Your santa on the chimney is cute! I haven't gotten my decorating started, I'm hoping to this weekend. I love how you draped the garland on the mantel. I have a similar idea in mind!
    I bet you'll love the 2nd monitor a lot! Hope you find your camera - I finally did!
    Thanks for and new tweek on my blog! I love red you know!!

  3. The mantle is beautiful!!! Love the fruit clusters and the golden deer.....hugs...cleo

  4. Linda, your mantel looks so pretty! Love your deer, dressed so festive!! Your swag is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great mantle! I have yet to start decorating...this weekend after my craft show hopefully!

  6. Your mantel looks so pretty! I love how you swagged the garland. Enjoy your early Christmas present!

  7. Linda! Your mantle is so pretty. The little Santies are so cute!! Love that roaring fire too!
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Linda I can't tell you which one I like better, the snow or the fire! They both just make me smile. I love the mantel. It feels good doesn't it to get things done. I just saw the other day where Susan at Between Naps On The Porch got two and sits them side by side. She did a great post on it, how she drags from one screen to the next. Probably too complicated for me.

  9. Hi Linda, Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks especially for the tip on turning off word verification. I didn't even know it was on, but it's gone now! I see you're looking for a new camera. Me too. My Canon 3300 takes great outdoor shots but indoors ... not so much. Too grainy and I think I've tried every setting known to man to get clearer shots. Let me know if you have any camera suggestions. Thanks much! I'm now following you!

  10. Hi Linda.
    Looks so beautiful for Christmas with the Santa's you have a lovely collection. I hope you find a camera you like, see you have two monitor's now.
    I love your fireplace Fire how did you do this ???? I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    XXOO Diane

  11. Hi Linda! I know how it is trying to get motivated sometimes to decorate..you are off to a fabulous start with your mantle..it is just beautiful!! Can't wait to see more of your Christmas decor!

  12. Very pretty! Love your mantel! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  13. Hello Linda.... beautiful mantle... I love the colour you used in your decor ... A touch of liveliness is clearly one can feel... And congrats for early gift... I think it is most caring gift hmm? It is really a great thing that you two monitor...
    Happy if you come to see me at
    with love from

  14. Linda your mantle is gorgeous!I love the Santas!


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