Vintage Christmas Mantel

Hey hey!! Are y’all having a good week? I’m so excited to show you my Vintage Christmas Mantel today!! It took me a couple of weeks to pull everything together, but I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.

Ooo, la, la!

To set the stage {or mantel} I used an old window, my vintage ceiling tile wall art and an old print drawer.

I shopped my house and my Christmas storage boxes and layered a cigar box, book, old spools, ornaments, my DIY hurricane vases and fake greenery.  I used a grapevine “tree” and decorated it with a ruffled felt garland sewn with baker’s twine. I love how it turned out!

On the other side, I placed my 14.00 rusty flea market reindeer candle holder.  Isn’t it cute?!


Remember that antique shop red and white “ribbon?”  I hot glued four snowflake and star ornaments {Hobby Lobby 50% off!} on the ribbon and hung it over the window with two thumb tacks. :)

Until I get “real” stocking holders, I’m using three of my aqua insulators to hold the stockings up.  Obviously, this isn’t the safest option, so don’t try this at your house if you have littles. Ahem.

This sled was my husband’s when he was growing up. It was the perfect addition to one side of the fireplace.

Oh my word, y’all. I’m in love with these stockings. I had grand ideas of making burlap stockings this year, but it’s just not happening. We’re doing simple things.  When I spotted these knitted stockings at a local store for $7.00 each, I jumped and honestly, I’m so happy with how they look!

I’ve had the mosaic J-O-Y for a few years and I love how it pops against the darker printer drawer!  The reflective, glittery-ness is beautimous.

I draped a strand of red beads over the drawer just to add a bit of color which brightened the darker drawer.

Happy. Festive.

I wrote yesterday about the fabulousness of decorating with poinsettias! Love them around the fireplace!

Do you have a mantel or a shelf that you decorate for Christmas?

I’m linking up to Rhoda’s Mantel Party, Beth’s Mantel Party, The Inspired RoomHooked On Houses, I’m Lovin’ It, Kelly’s Korner and Weekend Wrap Up Party!



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  1. I love the socks! A great break from the at times ho hum stockings. Its beautiful!
    Comeca´s last blog post ..Shan & Meme’s Christmas

  2. This is beautiful! So unique and ecletic…I just adore that vintage ribbon. What a great find!

  3. It’s you, Myra! I don’t think you’d have to change too much to leave it up for the winter, too. We have no fire place in this apartment, so no mantel. I do have a buffet we’ve been provided with that I decorated- it’s very simple this year in part because I’m over the colors we’ve used for years and I have no Target on this continent to cross over to another look! Next year…! :)

  4. Beautiful and festive! I love your vintage ceiling tile. And those knit stockings are just darling! Happy Holidays! I would love if you would share this at our {Home for the Holidays} link party at The Corson Cottage every Friday in December:) Carrie
    Carrie~ The Corson Cottage´s last blog post ..Ribbon Christmas Tree ~ Being Featured

  5. over from southern hospitality….love what you’ve done with your mantle….so bright and cherry!

  6. Beautiful!
    Arlene Grimm´s last blog post ..Happy Birthday Ben!

  7. what is NOT to love. So many pretty layers. One of my favorite words and the striped stockings in red. Lovely. Love your wall color also:)
    Tiffini´s last blog post ..Painted Pallet Christmas Mantle

  8. Myra, it looks gorgeous! Love all those unique elements brought together to create fabulous. Simple, colorful, but what an impact. Love it all!! Merry Christmas, my friend.

  9. Your mantel conveys the holiday spirit beautifully! Love it!

  10. It makes my heart happy and peaceful to look at your creations! Another beautiful one that I adore!!!

  11. LOVE … and I spy some very familiar items. :)
    Teri Lynne Underwood´s last blog post ..Have Yourself a {Mary} Little Christmas, Part 1

  12. Love it, especially the rusted reindeer candle holder.

  13. Liisa Sanchez says:


  14. It looks sup fantastic. I personally like the jar tops. It is unique and you already own them. Great job.
    Chrissy´s last blog post ..Anti-Procrastination Day ~ Procrastinated Stockings Are DONE!

  15. Gorgeous. And I’m coveting your mosaic JOY.
    Jen´s last blog post ..New Vintage Bottlebrush Trees

  16. Myra,
    The lighting on your photos is spectacular. Fantastic job! Will you be at Blissdom this year? I’d love to meet you. I have been following you for about a year and started blogging myself in July.
    Susan´s last blog post ..Holiday mantel

  17. lovely touch with the sled, lady! adore the shots of red!
    ashley @ the handmade home´s last blog post ..week of giving : royal design studio

  18. So pretty! Wish I had a mantle to decorate!
    Janice´s last blog post ..Poinsettia Watering Tip

  19. I had that same sled as a kid but I have no idea what happened to it? Love the mantel and I bet my What I Made Wednesday Nature Wreath would be a fitting addition! It’s what is hanging in my foyer right now! Great way to set the festive spirit as soon as guests enter our home. I hope you have some time to check the link today!
    I am LOVD´s last blog post ..What I Made Wednesday {Nature-Inspired JOY Wreath}

  20. SO PRETTY!!! Ugh…the things you can do with an actual mantle and not a “Fantle” like mine! Love it so much!

  21. So pretty! I love the color and all the little details.

  22. Lovely! I love all the different textures! You have such great ideas :)

  23. Your color palette is GORGEOUS!!! My favorite!!!
    The whole thing is just lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Layla´s last blog post ..Tablescapes For Christmas

  24. Myra,
    This is GORGEOUS!! I love the ruffle around that tree, the old window, everything about it!
    Kari – Ucreate´s last blog post ..Sponsored Giveaway: Gigis Petals

  25. Love it all!
    maria´s last blog post ..Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

  26. This is just beautiful! I love absolutely everything about it.
    Ashley´s last blog post ..The most finished room in the house…

  27. So SO pretty Myra!! I love it all. Especially the sled–so cool. :)
    Emily@Decorchick´s last blog post ..The Christmas Mantel

  28. Suzanne B says:

    What a lovely display! LOVE the reindeer candle!

  29. Very pretty. I love it.
    Seriously Sassy Mama´s last blog post ..I Can’t Stop Crafting, Or Watching Cheesy Romantic Christmas Movies!

  30. Myra, it looks gorgeous!!! I love the contrast of mosaic JOY with the rustic reindeer candle holder. It all came together beautifully! :)
    Crystal @ Homemaker in Heels´s last blog post ..Weekend Craft Soiree {30}

  31. Just beatiful….I love your stockings, very different!
    Merry CHRISTMAS!
    Happy Birthday JESUS!

  32. It’s all lovely, Myra! You’ve layered everything together beautifully.

    I just love the aqua insulators as stocking holders. To tell the truth, I’m not a big fan of stocking holders; I just hang ours on nails. But the insulators look wonderful!

  33. Wonderful Job… I love everything!!! :D

  34. Jenny Jones Thompson says:

    Love this. Very fashionable and timeless, all at once.


  35. I love it! It is just so festive. It makes me want to kick my mantle up a notch!
    Meghann´s last blog post ..Decorating the Tree

  36. Myra! Your mantels always make me Oooh & Aaah! And this one just might be the best one yet!! I love the vintage feel! It really is gorgeous!
    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home´s last blog post ..My Christmas Mantel….

  37. That is perfection! It looks like a magazine shot-straight fro
    BHG! I love the snowflakes on the ribbon and the joy-actually I love it all! Very well done! Definitely worth 2 weeks of work!

  38. Absolutely stunning!
    Sky-Lee´s last blog post ..Cookies For Santa

  39. Amazing mantel. I especially love the stockings and the ribbon on the window. Just lovely.
    Kara @ June & Bear´s last blog post ..snapshop.

  40. Love it – the printer drawer, old glass insulators, sled, window … Great job putting it all together. I love all things vintage too and see we have many of the same vintage treasures.

  41. forgot to mention, I am following along!

  42. Aww LOVE this! It’s my favorite mantel this year. Those stockings are adorable.
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Our Merry Little Mantel 2011

  43. I have been struggling for days to come up with a mantel I love and now I look at yours, I could almost replicate it with the exact same stuff, but nooo I didn’t think of using those things. My fireplace isn’t white nor are my walls white so it wouldn’t have looked the same anyway. I love how yours turned out!
    Laura@ Ms Smartie Pants´s last blog post ..Traditional Red & Green decorating

  44. Meant to say walls blue…
    Laura@ Ms Smartie Pants´s last blog post ..Traditional Red & Green decorating

  45. Love all the colors! The red and blue are perfect together! I too like to add lots of color to my holiday decor. I also love the little sewn ruffled fabric on the twiggy tree…a great idea! Visiting via Beth’s party!

  46. oh, i’m absolutely in love with your mantel!!

  47. Your mantel is one of the best I’ve seen thus far this season! It is so festive, yet the antique elements add a touch of warmth! I love the touches of aqua and that deer is just beyond cute!

    Thanks for sharing!

  48. I really love your mantel – I hope you don’t mind I shared it at my blog tonight! Thanks, Laura

  49. I went “Oooh!” when I saw your photos. So pretty!! :-)
    Julia @ Hooked on Houses´s last blog post ..Hooked on Holiday House Tours: A Show-Us-How-You-Decorate Linky Party!

  50. How much can I pay you to send me some of those stockings? I looked up the store but the site is only open to wholesalers. Seriously they are so so so cute!!!

    • Hey Julianna! I just checked and they have a few more. How many do you need? Let me know ASAP!

      • @Myra,
        I am going to die. I will take however many they have. 6 preferably but if they only have 3 or 2 I’ll take em. Whatever! Email me and I will email you my address. Do you have a paypal account? I could pay you that way! You are the best! Thank you thank you!

  51. I love this vintage look. The stockings are amazing. I love everything about this. Reminds me of my childhood christmas’s. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.
    {Junk in their Trunk}´s last blog post ..Neighbor treats with printables

  52. Crystal Beyer says:

    OMGOSH those are my stockings!! I bought 3 two years ago (planning for the 1 child we thought we were having) .. but then we had twins and i need ONE more!!!! Please share ANY insight on how to get one more?!! I’ve looked EVERYWHERE!


  53. I do love you. Thanks a million. Did you ever think you’d become a personal shopper from your darling blog?

  54. This is soooo my style! Love it!

  55. This really made me happy! I LOVE your creativity!
    Dawnee´s last blog post ..Baby Dolls

  56. Oh, this is just lovely. Every last little detail is perfect. Love it!
    Jenna´s last blog post ..Welcome to…Jenna’s Christmas Home Tour

  57. I think it looks fantastic!! I really love the Joy and the way that the rustic and fresh look is mixed together.
    Megan´s last blog post ..Pretty Tiny Initials

  58. I love love it!! JOY is one of my favorite Christmas words!!

  59. I love that you have your husband’s sled! How fun! My husband grew up as an MK in South America, so no such decorating fun for me! ;-) Your home is beautiful – may you have a very Happy Christmas!
    Carrie @ Busy Nothings´s last blog post ..The Stockings Were Hung :: Non-Traditional Gifts

  60. Yours is probably my favorite mantel yet :-) I LOVE it!
    Becca´s last blog post ..A Very Merry Christmas in the Hood

  61. The mantel is lovely!! Very creative and well put together. Nice work!

    Found you from home stories a to z.


  62. Pretty bright colors! Merry Christmas!

  63. I LOVE YOUR FIREPLACE! We don’t have one in this house, so I’ve been dying for my hubs to build me a “faux” fireplace just so I can decorate like this for holidays, especially Christmas! Ugh, I totally need to get him on that project!

  64. I love all of it. It is my ideal Christmas decor!

  65. I LOVE your mantel!!! Vintage is my favorite!
    melanie´s last blog post ..It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

  66. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love everything about it!!!!! Happy Holidays!

  67. Wow what great ideas! Thanks for sharing on Hob Lob! Love the mantel and the beautiful JOY and the blue jars you added makes such a beautiful touch! Love it all
    summer´s last blog post ..Christmas Tour Of Homes

  68. I love it! Very nice!!
    Tabitha´s last blog post ..Our Menu for December 3, 2012

  69. beautiful!

  70. Lizzie Saito says:

    I love the rustic elegance of your mantel! I think the decors will pop-out more if we add hand blown glass figurines where the sunlight naturally comes and brings the glass ornaments to life, and magnifies the beauty of the other decors! You can buy these in antique shops, on eBay, and on Thanks for sharing, Myra. You’re awesome!


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