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Christmas Mantel

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French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

Today I'm sharing our family room's French Country Christmas mantel.

I really changed it up this year using the same supplies with the addition of new ribbon.

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home 

 

 

My hubby even lit the real wood burning fire for me mid-day to photograph the space.

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

In year's past, the garland was on top of the mantel. This is the first year for it to be on the front. 

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

The garland is held with the same clear Command Hooks that I used in the fall.

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

I used the red upholstery tape and burlap ribbon. I purchased 20 yards of it online and I've been using it everywhere.  It is so inexpensive, too!

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

The upholstery ticking is rather stiff. To use it as a garland, I like to gather it every 12-15 inches and tie it with twine. This gives it a gathered look.

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

These gorgeous metal angels came from an after Christmas sale over 10 years ago. They are perfect for the mantel and a favorite of mine.

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

I really enjoy changing out the writing on my thrift store art turned chalkboard. I always freehand this board. I draw it first on paper. Then draw it with regular chalk. You can easily erase it if you have a mistake. Then I went over it with a chalk marker. It's much more vivid.

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

Olive buckets are handy for holding firewood. 

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

My plaid pashmina doubles as a holiday throw.

Also on OSH!  Nine Christmas Tablescape Ideas

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

French Country Christmas mantel by Our Southern Home

 

Do you notice the Christmas tree?  We cut it the day after Thanksgiving, and still haven't been able to decorate it as a family yet. The plan is tonight! I'll be showing a larger home tour with more from the family room next week.

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29 Comments

  1. Christy your mantel is stunning! My eyes are in love with it <3 I really like the garland where you have it this year- and the ticking is the perfect touch! Merry Christmas to your family! 🙂

  2. Christy your mantel is gorgeous! I love the olive bucket and the jute ribbon. And that chair is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it and for joining the tour! Merry Christmas, my sweet friend!

  3. I’d love to be curled up in front of that fire right now! The garland looks beautiful hanging on the front of the mantel. I love upholstery webbing in decorating as well, and think that it looks perfect how you did it in the garland.

  4. Your mantel is gorgeous as I knew it would be! I love the metal angels too, and the upholstery tape makes perfect ribbon! Your home is always so pretty! XO

  5. That room and mantel is beautiful no matter what you do! 🙂 I love the simple Christmas sign on the mantel and the pretty touches of festive red everywhere! xo

    Nancy

  6. Christy, I just adore seeing your home. It’s always gorgeous. LOVE the mantle and you made the perfect bow. Those angles are so pretty

    Cindy

  7. Christy, such a pretty mantel. I really love the herringbone brick pattern surrounding your fireplace. This looks like such a cozy place to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and just gaze at the fire burning in the hearth. I don’t know how the garland looked on top of your mantel, but it is beautiful the way you hung it this year. I hope you don’t mind, I am creating a blog post of Christmas House Tours today, and I plan to share your mantel post and link back to this page, of course. Merry Christmas!

    1. You are so sweet. Thanks so much. Chloe. I’d be honored if you shared it! Can’t wait to hop over and read the post!

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