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December 9, 2018

Christmas Mantel and more...

 This year's mantel still has the up north woodland affect with more trees than last year and a new stocking holder.

 I first saw this stocking holder at Pier 1 in silver but was able to order it on-line in gold.  

This picture is from their website and I wanted to show it so it was more understandable as to what I used.  With all my garnishments it's hard to see mine in full detail.
 I added the red ornaments for a bit more color and the stockings came from TJMaxx.

 The lanterns were up on the mantel last year.  I got the big pedestal piece at a garden center store this year and decided to perch a lantern on it.  The little doll and red stroller were new last year- found them at a neat old toy store in town.  Santa came from Pier 1 several years ago.

 I used a long needle tree centered in the basket this year with the birch branches and red berries.  (This is the living room last year "here")

 The same pillows as last year.  

 Found the candle holders at a gift shop and then I added a frosted candle ring which I think gave it a lot more presence.

 If you've followed me for a while you've seen this table topper, old world Santa and the poinsettia tray.  The picture is a framed Christmas card that I saved and keep out year round.

 I like nutcrackers and decided to group these together with the old world santa and sleigh.  I added the red flowers and greens for a warmer look.

 The one in the center is new.  I thought it was so cute that he was holding a mini nutcracker!

 I snapped a couple more pictures with my iPhone.

I showed the tree last week but the star was missing.  I didn't think it could be added after I had decorated it but Dan managed to do it for me! 

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  1. So pretty Liz.
    I am loving the new stocking holder hanger.
    The Nutcrackers grouped together makes a nice statement.
    You always style your home so eloquently beautiful.

    ♥ Linda Astro and Mitzie

  2. HI Liz! Oh, your mantel is gorgeous. I too love your new stocking hanger! Your entire living room looks gorgeous!! Hope all your Christmasing.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Good for Dan! Your mantel is one of the prettiest I've seen. The stocking holder is quite unique---Darling new nutcracker! Love it all! ♥

  4. You have such a way of making your house a home! The Christmas touches are warm and beautiful. You really pay attention to detail which makes all the difference.

  5. I'm wild about woodland and it is even more perfect up north! I love every inch of yourspace -- it's homey and warm and just plain lovely!

  6. Oh so nice Liz. Your whole house looks so pretty and festive. Love the Mantel and love the fireplace going. I so miss having a fireplace especially on the cold nights. Enjoy.

  7. Everything looks wonderful Liz and I seriously want that stocking holder in my life but I now I need a fireplace for it too. Oh well, that stocking holder is a great excuse for me to finally get my fireplace I have always wanted!

    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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