Friday, December 9, 2011

Our Christmas Mantle


 Please come in!

I'm so glad you could take a minute to drop by today...

I'd love to show you our Christmas mantle this year.

It is the simplest mantle I've ever created.

You should see our tree! Talk about simple!

It is white, with white lights, crystal icicles, and several white glittery vintage birds that sit upon the Christmas bulb and glow.

It's quite beautiful in person but does not photograph very well.

It seems I'm not the only one who has embraced a simple Christmas this year.

A dear friend emailed me telling me that she too used a much lighter touch in her Christmas decor this year and has found it to be very calming and serene.

I look forward to lighting the fire and all the  candles and coming in here each evening to just be still and reflect.

It is a ritual during the Christmas season for my husband and I to come in here each evening, lay down on our couches and gaze at the fire while we recount the past year's events and memories.

Now, as emptynesters, we talk about our excitement in having our boy home for the holidays!

That is our Christmas present!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


Unknown said...

Hi Terri,
I just love the woodland feel that you have created! It is very inviting, and yes, so relaxing to the eye. Also, the way you have achieved the "less is more" look is very elegant, and chic. Happy Holidays to you my friend! -Al

Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

Terri, you seem to be much further with your Christmas decorations than I am. We haven't had any snow in Helsinki yet (but actually I am not missing snow that much after two super snowy winters) and I dont' have much Christmas spirit yet. Well.. it might chage this weekend, there is a snow storm coming towards us.

Pamela Hunt Lee said...

You are becoming a minimalist! Oh my....;/

ArchitectDesign™ said...

So charming and a welcome relief from red and green!

Kathysue said...

Very pretty and serene. I am seeing a lot of woodland and nature inspired decor this year, it is very calming!! Enjoy your lovely home and fire in the fireplace xo Kathysue

Karena said...

Terri, I love what you have created, it is elegant though simple. I am going the same route!

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Mary Ann Pickett said...

Lovely. I am all about simplicity this year, too.

The enchanted home said...

Very pretty, love the simple but slightly whimsical feel to it with the birds (love birds) Lovely and Merry Christmas to you!

Acquired Objects said...

You did a wonderful job on your mantel I love the little owl. I see you let your bird friends in the house as

Enjoy your weekend!

helen tilston said...

Hello Terri

I love the scale in which you decorate.

I am particularly drawn to the portrait with white flowers and how you have repeated the pattern and colour

Helen xxx

Taylor Greenwalt said...

So pretty. I love your painting! It is so dramatic and beautiful.

French-Kissed said...

Whether simple or multi layered, with your beautiful eye you just get it right every time! Wishing you a dreamy and peaceful Christmas.


designchic said...

It's so the birds, and yes, I so agree having children(and grandchildren)home makes the Christmas!!

La Brocanteuse said...

I agree with you whole heartedly, less is serene, good health and having a family together .a.the biggest gift one coukd wish for.. Blessed days to you dear T XX Col Afrique du Sud

La Brocanteuse said...

Oh dear, lots of spelling mistakes before I could proof read, but the message is there..xxCol

Nella Miller said...

Oh how lovely!!! I adore birds, and try to add them to my Christmas decor too. My first comment, but visit often.... I so enjoy your careful and thoughtful way of making it all look beautiful.Very creative, Nella

1 Funky Woman said...

Simple but elegant love it! I so want a white tree! I bet yours is amazing!