Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Mantel 2012

 This year I was inspired by golds, grapevine and greenery! 



This is our 1st year to have an advent calendar.   I used tag cards (some cut from scrapbook paper), and added a verse for each day leading up to December 25th!

 I found this printout of the verses at Happy Home Fairy.

Each day one of the kids reads the verse for the day and opens one of these labels that are attached on the back side.  There might be a treat for them, a special prayer, or something planned that we do together as a family.

There's lots more decorating to enjoy.  

Hope everyone's week is off to a good start!


I'm linking to the following parties:
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House 


  1. Love your mantel! Everything looks amazing! Love the deer especially.

  2. First time visiting your blog and I enjoyed! What a fun idea with the labels-calender-I've never seen this! Your mantel is lovely...I am drawn to the natural look! (that's my favorite) This year is totally different for me....I went very aluminum VINTAGE. No pics yet, but soon! I am your newest follower and will be back to visit soon! Roxie

  3. love the mantel, and the advent calendar looks so fun! great idea on adding something special to do as a family

  4. Awesome mantel! Love the natural look...Marlee

  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your Advent calendar!! Such a wonderful, SWEET idea!! Your mantel looks great!

  6. Loving the gold decor on your new favorite color!!! xoxo

  7. Looks great. I have a thing for deer statuary this year. I think I'll be scouring thrift stores all year for them, so I can indulge myself next Christmas. I'll spray them all silver. Love yours!

  8. I LOVE the Advent Calendar idea! I am pinning it for next year.

  9. So pretty!
    Would love if you stopped by the Holiday Linky Party - mantels - to link it up! The party is happening NOW!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  10. I am glad gold has made a comeback. Warmer than silver. Love your mantel.

  11. Love the mantel with all the gold touches and your calender is super sweet too!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!