Monday, December 3, 2012


Hello, everyone!

First, I want to apologize for being MIA.

 As you all know, we have had our son home for the last two weeks, so we have been enjoying some great family time.
Everything comes to an end tomorrow, when he will be going back to Everett, WA, where he is stationed, but, 
we can't complain, we had a great visit!

In the next few days, I will try to catch up by visiting all my favorite blogs and see what you guys have been up to.
Meanwhile, I want to share today our Holiday mantle.

This year it is very simple.
I used the items I made a few weeks back, like the vases with gold branches and small ornaments, all from Dollar Tree and the wooden NOEL letters my husband made me and I mod podged with some pretty Crhistmas paper.

The rest is just Christmas decor from previous years, the gold trees and reindeers I bought at Kirklands about three years ago. I also added some gold and red garland and new pillows I made for the hearth.

Ok, no more talking! :)
Here is our mantle for this Holiday season.

I will share the rest of our Christmas decor in the next few days. Nothing much, just little touches here and there.

I hope everyone has a great week!
Thank you always for taking the time to stop by
and see you all soon.

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  1. Your mantel looks so pretty, Maria Elena! There is a certain elegance to everything you do. Beautifully done!

  2. It looks beautiful, Maria Elena! I love the Noel and the trees. Glad to hear you had a good visit with your son. Mine came to visit for Thanksgiving and will be back for Christmas. Then we won't see him until June. Cramming it all in now!

  3. Very pretty, Maria Elena! Your hubby was so sweet to make the letters for you! All of your decor is just beautiful!

  4. Stunning, Maria! So many wonderful features ... the beaded garland ... the trees (fun that you added ornaments to your branches) ... and, of course, your NOEL letters! Love the ambiance the candles bring. Great idea adding the pillows to the hearth, too.

  5. very pretty.. love how you added the joy to the vases.
    enjoy every moment of the season.

  6. Your mantel is simple, but elegant and cozy. Your mantel reflects the Christmas season. Love it ~

  7. Such a pretty mantel. I love the subtle combination of colors, golds and reds and those noel letters are so special. You did a lovely job!

  8. It looks wonderful. I like the way everything is so well coordinated.
    I am so glad you have been enjoying the time spent with your son.

  9. Adorable!
    Love your clock!


  10. Very lovely! The beaded garland looks like jewelry! Love the gold branches with the ornaments.
    Your Noel turned out awesome! Every detail is great- very well laid out! I hope your visit was wonderful with your son.

  11. Oh your Christmas decor is so pretty! It makes me feel so cheery and festive.

    May the peace and joy of the season be yours.

  12. Oh, I love this! I have the same red candleholders as you do. I'm still working on Christmas decorations here. You've given me some ideas:)

  13. HI Maria! Just old stuff from last year, huh? :) Your mantel is more than gorgeous! I love it all!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Beautiful mantel, Maria Elena. Your decorations are so pretty!

  15. Love the mantle!Great decorations, and the clock is just beautiful.

  16. Hi Maria...

    Glad to hear that you had alot of wonderful family time.

    Your mantel is just gorgeous - I especially love the vases with the gold twigs and ornaments!!

    Have a great week!


  17. Its beautiful Maria Elena! Of course I like the Noel wooden sign and what also got my eye were the gold branches holding the red ornaments.

  18. Your mantel is just lovely, Maria Elena. Those gold mesh trees on each end are so pretty and very artsy-looking. I adore those gold deer, too!

  19. How pretty Maria Elena! How nice that you got to spend time with your son..

  20. How lovely! I love how your mantel is decorated...Christine

  21. Maria your mantle is beautiful! Thanx for sharing it at the mantle party!

  22. Your mantel looks beautiful Maria Elena!! I'm so glad you had a great visit with your son!

  23. Very, very, very pretty! I love the way you tied the "Joy" into the ribbons to make them look extra special. I also really like the way you strung the beaded garland. You have given me the idea to deep-six the mirror that sits atop our mantel and put in a massive clock instead. Our mirror doesn't really reflect anything that's very cool in it, so it seems to me that a clock would be perfect. Beautiful mantel! So glad to see that your son enjoyed his visit. We, of course, thank him for his service to our country. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I'm visiting from Kathe With An E's blog party.

  24. Your mantel is gorgeous for Christmas. You do the best mantels!


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