Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Mantle

 This is the mantle in our sitting room decorated for Christmas.
 This year I decided to showcase the cute carolers that usually sit out on our front porch,
along with the lanterns (a garage sale find that Courtney scored). I guess this puts a new take on the phrase "bringing the outdoors, in", huh?! :-D

 I wove in 'sheet music' ribbon in amongst the garland..
and attached vintage musical horns..heirlooms from my mother. I remember when I was a little girl, blowing into the horns..they actually make a sound!

And the three carolers remind me of my own children when they were young. So I guess this mantle could be called "Nostalgic Christmas!"

I am linking up to Mantle Link Party at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life


  1. Beautiful Myrna, I love the horns and the sheet music ribbon, I will have to look for some of that, thanks for sharing your beautiful mantle and wonderful the memories you have of those horns. Hugs Marilou

  2. Those are wonderful Carolers. And the music ribbon is perfect!!

  3. Oh Myrna, your mantel is stunning! I love your carolers along with the street lantern. Lovely. Hope you visit, I have carolers in the mantel too.
    Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas! FABBY

  4. Your mantel is just beautiful! It has a Victorian feel...just lovely.

  5. I love it Myrna....less complicated and yet so focused. The carolers are perfect and darling. Love the music ribbon! Beautiful.

  6. Beautiful warm and inviting and I think the photo's are great! Love, Toni