Christmas on the mantel

I thought I would show you some Christmas accents I have added to the mantel:

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Byers Choice Williamsburg Carolers in the midst of permanent garlands and fruit sprays:

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A bit of brass accent – you can sort of see the Colonial Apple Cone stocking hanger (on the lower right) and a Florentine brass candelabra:

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Speaking of stockings, I added a blown glass stocking ornament to each of the stocking this year. I thought the ornaments added a bit of whimsical charm to things. The stockings are from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I love the look of satin mixed with patterned velvet:

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Thanks for visiting me. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas display with a bit of Colonial flavor on the mantel. Till next time!

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Christmas in July: Part 5

I thought I would squeeze in the last “Christmas in July” post before August is upon us…

This is a pillar candle I have used for years and years and years at Christmas time – at least 6 years!!  Can you believe it?

One of my favorites – a German Christmas pyramid.  I had bought it from a lady who lives in Germany and had gotten it at an antique store there:

Being a “blue-and-white lover”, you can see I was determined to include them in the Christmas cheer.  The Snoopy Bell dates back to my husband’s childhood:

Another favorite – the Byers’ Choice Carolers, amid the red and green arrangement atop the mantel:

Oh, looking at these pictures makes me anticipate my favorite holiday with MUCH EXCITEMENT!

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I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!  I can’t believe the week is half way over.

Christmas in July – Part 1

I decided to have some “Christmas in July” posts in the next couple of weeks on my blog for those who can’t wait for the cooler weather and holiday season to be upon us:

This is actually my second quilt made in November 2005 just in time for Christmas that year:

I have displayed it every Christmas since:

Have a blessed day, everyone!