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December 6, 2016

Christmas Mantel 2016

Each year I design a new look for the mantel.  

This "stag" or reindeer was the inspiration for my mantel this year.  

 The green cedar trees are from last year as well as the stocking holders which I use for ornaments.

I found these metal pots at Michaels and my little trees fit in there just right!   

 Red tartan ribbon woven throughout the garland.  I did this last year and loved it enough to repeat it.

 I found these snowflake pine cone ornaments at the same place as the stag.  I knew the minute I saw them what I'd do with them.

Wood twigs and pine cones- perfect for my "lodge" look.

Some red ornaments to tie into the red tartan on the garland.

 These reindeer usually go with a sleigh but this year they're a part of the fireplace hearth.
The gold cords are actually twisties made for tying on garland to a stair railing. 

This beautiful tartan Santa joined me last year (Pier 1) and I just love him.

Thank you again for visiting and I hope you'll keep coming back as I continue my posts on this year's Holiday Decorating!


  1. Liz, your fireplace looks lovely! I love the way you did your garland beneath the mantel, and down the sides. Gotta remember this idea for another year.

  2. Love your reindeer, Liz! The one on top of your mantel has such a pretty finish. It's all so festive and pretty.

  3. Love the deer...... Yes, dear!!!!! xo

  4. Beautiful Liz, love snowflakes, they are so different. The tartan is pretty too.


  5. Liz, your mantel looks gorgeous! I love the way that you hung your garland, the pretty pine cone snowflakes add the perfect touch! I am adoring that Santa! He looks perfect on the hearth. I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas Sesason!!!

  6. Beautiful mantel Liz. I do love the stags and your wonderful Santa. Glitzy and so pretty. I bet is is fabulous to see at night. Wonderfully decorated mantel to enjoy.

  7. Lovely mantel, Liz. Every detail is so classy. The greenery on the mantel and around the fireplace surround give a very lush look. ♥

  8. Hi Liz, you are the master of mantels. Love what you styled here. The deer are gorgeous and I love your Santa too. The ribbon really pulls it all together weaved through the garland. Just beautiful!!

  9. Just beautiful, Liz. I am in love with tartan too! Love the stag! Very regal looking:) Merry Christmas!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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