When I decided to start working on decorating our mantle, I was thinking of using silver with white candles; but as happens with a lot of my decorating projects, the mantle took on a life of it’s own and went off in an entirely different direction.
I started with a porcelain girl tree topper I bought from JoAnn’s several years ago. Then I added the wood candle holders, as well as the Santa Claus’s and some pine cones from our yard. The mirror is an antique left over from when I used to have a booth in an antique mall.
Then I added the cute little Christmas houses I got from WalMart several years ago and the Santa’s. I’ve had the Santa on the left for awhile and the Santa on the right belonged to my Mom.
This house was also from Wal Mart and both Santa’s were from my Mom’s Santa collection. Next I added the red votive candle holders from At Home America.
And two more Santa’s that I’ve had for quite some time.
Then for the finishing touch, the candles are lit….so cozy looking.