Christmas Mantel

Ho Ho Ho


Santa carries some weight around here…

Christmas mantel

I was always the child that wanted to believe.

If I were in the movie Polar Express, I would be the only adult that could hear the bell!

That’s one reason I love my Santa’s Belt theme Christmas decorations…

Santa's Belt ornament mantel

…that and I just think it’s too cute for words!

So naturally, my mantel had to comply with my theme!

Christmas mantel

My garland is filled with holly berries, eucalyptus, ornaments and ribbon.

Christmas Garland

I love my wreath, which I created to match.

Christmas Wreath

I’m sure you can tell that I love to use red berries in my Christmas decor. All you need to do is take a peek at some of my other Christmas decorations, like my corner cabinet, to figure that out!

I took a simple floral pick of berries and created a circle to wrap around my candles. The plain red berry floral picks work well with the holly berry picks.

Christmas Candles

Christmas mantel

I love the fullness and abundance of my Christmas mantel and tree. They make me smile…

Christmas Mantel and Tree

…and if I listen closely I think I can even hear a bell.

Happy Holidays!

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Hello! Blogging about home decor & design is my passion. I'm working to create a house that is on its way to a beautiful home and I'm excited to share my journey.

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  1. Oh, how I love looking at your home pics! This is really not my forte’ but a girl can dream, right?

  2. It’s so cute I love the Santa’s Belt Balls you did!

  3. Leslie, this is so pretty! You have done a fabulous job!!

  4. Leslie your mantel is gorgeous! I love all of the bright red and green grounded wih black. Santa is pretty popular here too :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  5. I love those! They look amazing xoxo

  6. Love the mantel! So glad I found your blog.

  7. Your mantle is beautiful, I love all the colors.

    • Thank you so much Ann! I use red and black in my home decor, so to use it for my holiday decor just naturally worked! Glad you stopped by! I’m headed to your blog now.

  8. Love the mantle and tree. Oh, and also the wreath. Guess I love it all!

  9. What a beautiful mantel! Thank you for taking the time to link up to Whimsy Wednesday! We LOVE your company☺

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}
    Jenny at The NY Melrose Family

  10. Your house makes me smile, too.

  11. Your mantel is beautiful!

  12. The “Santa Belt” theme is just adorable, Leslie! You did an amazing job on your mantel and tree. I am now following via Email and Pinterest.

  13. I love your Christmas decorations! They are so bright and fun.

  14. What a lovely mantel! Your wreath complements it perfectly! Thanks for linking up to The CSI Project challenge this week!

  15. I absolutely LOVE your holiday decor and santa theme decorations. You did a fantastic job! May I ask what store you got your santa-belt ornaments and tree toppers from? I’m from California so I hope there’s a website or something where I can purchase them:)

  16. Everything looks soooo perfect Leslie!!! LOVE your tree!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!
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  17. I am applauding so loudly that I think you just might be able to hear me all the way to your house! Wow! What a great theme to start with…very original! And then the decor to carry out that theme…magical! It is obvious that you have a way with whimsy!!! I love the topper on your tree, too! The Ho Ho Ho sign is the perfect centerpiece to your mantel vignette!!! You have REALLY done it up right for the Christmas holidays!!!! Well done! Visiting from Kathe With An E’s blog party.
    Alycia Nichols recently posted…Christmas 2012 – Red, Black & SilverMy Profile

    • Thank you so much Alycia for your kind words! You’ve made my day! I am so glad you stopped by for a visit! I’m heading your way now! Have a great week.

  18. Love it all – the topiaries are super cute on your mantel too!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas mantel party – so happy you did!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  19. Love…Love …Love it all! Thank you for sharing at It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Blog hop!

  20. thank you for sharing all of your festive holiday decor!


  1. [...] Finally, let’s look at the mantel. Let me preface with…I hate decorating mantels! I don’t know why, but I do! To me, they are so hard! For the Fall mantel, I used more of my ribbon to tie a bow around two topiaries that I already had been using. I love to use my topiaries on my mantel for every season. Take a look at how I used them in my Christmas Mantel. [...]

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