Winter White Christmas Mantel


Christmas Mantel Decorating

In the house upon the hill
Hanging on the window sill
Was a little Christmas stocking with a hole in the toe
And when Santa came to call
At the house upon the hill
He saw the Christmas stocking hanging in the candle glow.

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Christmas Mantel decorating

Santa chuckled to himself
As he walked across the floor
To the little Christmas stocking with a hole in the toe
And he saw a note was pinned
The the place where it was torn
He read the note then turned his head so teardrops would not show

Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas

decorating Christmas mantel

The note said, “Santa I am just a little boy
And I have everything that could bring me yuletide joy
When you fill my stocking, if it should overflow
I won’t mind if something pushes through the hole in the toe.”

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Christmas Mantel Decorating

Santa went back to his sled
And he loaded up his pack
Then he went back down the chimney and his heart was oh so glad
And he filled the stocking until no more he could pack
‘Cause the note said, “Please, dear Santa
Could you make the gifts for mom & dad?”

lyrics from The Little Christmas Stocking with a Hole in the Toe


Make my Snowy Mason Jar Candles – they’re a cinch!

I’m really dreaming of a white Christmas – have you seen my Mason Jar White Kitchen Christmas Tree?


Check out my entire Holiday House Tour – tons of pics and every room decked from halls, to mantel, to trees, to …


You’re invited to the 2012 Virtual Holiday House Walk – 20 fabulously decorated holiday house tours from the comfort of your own home.

I’ll be showing off my decked halls (and the rest of my house!) on Tuesday, December 4.

Thanks to my friend Jennifer Rizzo for organizing such a festive event.

Christmas Decorating Ideas

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  1. Kelly, I just love your mantle! The wreath and stocking are the perfect addition!! Christy :)

  2. pretty mantel Kelly. How in the world is santa gonna get into your stocking though!

  3. Your mantel is beautiful! I really love the wreath…it’s stunning!


  4. I love those mercury glass tree thingys! Well, love the whole mantel actually … but those caught my eye. Perfect arrangement my friend.

    And can’t wait for the home walk … fun idea!!

  5. OH, I love all of this especially the vintage stocking forms. Cute cute.

  6. I have one of those wood stockings, I love how you have them all on the mantle hanging together!

  7. Kelly, your mantel is GORGEOUS! Love the wood stockings and I’m going to go check out the mason jar candles.

  8. it looks beautiful!!!!!! you have outdone yourself on this one- pinning! :)

  9. Love the antler laying on the floor in front of the fire like a piece of bleached driftwood. Also like the balance with the white snowflakes above. I appreciate the “sandwich” of nature, glitz and primitive and nature again. Once again, you inspire me.

  10. Love the wood stockings, and all the silver and white on your mantel!

  11. Aw, that is the sweetest story ever… beautiful mantel, Kelly. LOVE!!
    xo Heidi

  12. Your mantel is lovely, you clever girl!

  13. Ok, that’s a cute post. My fav is the wood stockings.

  14. Loved the story along with your beautiful mantel! Did you make the stocking forms or are they vintage? They are the perfect touch!

  15. Your mantel is wonderful, and I love the wooden stocking stretchers hanging below! Such sweet lyrics to go with it.
    Mary Alice

  16. Really pretty. I love the stockings.

  17. Super pretty Kelly – well done! Take care, Laura

  18. Can you come decorate my house this year? East TN is lovely this time of year!

  19. gorgeous Kelly! So classic and elegant!

  20. Beautiful mantel! I can’t get over the ‘stockings’, they look fantastic!

  21. I think this is my favorite post of yours….ever….well except for that plate :)

    Love everything about this….the stockings…..the mantel!

    Love it :)

    :) me

  22. Love how your used your “stockings”. Your mantel/fireplace is stunning.

  23. Adorable…love your “stockings” and the stocking story…perfect! Thanks for getting us in the mood to decorate :)

  24. What a sweet post and a beautiful mantel!

  25. Very pretty, Kelly–I love the mix of colors and textures!

  26. Those stockings are absolutely terrific! Love this whole look!

  27. Kelly…I was wondering what you were going to do with those great stocking forms you found at Brimfield…they look fantastic hung on the mantel!….Beautiful, beautiful mantel…from the wreath to all the the wonderful silver trees!…have a great weekend!!! and so love the story…

  28. I think it’s awesome! You need more stockings though – get that wood out again!!!!

  29. Beautiful mantel! I love the snowflakes on the branches with the white all around – like a winter wonderland. Just gorgeous.

  30. I love it Kelly! It’s gorgeous :)

  31. Those wood stockings are the coolest thing ever!!! You are so clever. LOVE IT!!!

  32. Kelly, I love those vintage wooden stockings! They are so unique and now that I’ve seen yours, I will be on the lookout for some. Love, love, love them! And I don’t know that song but the lyrics were really sweet!

  33. You never disappoint, Kelly! I love your holiday/winter mantel … it’s just beautiful! I love the branches and the pops of mercury! And, the wooden socks are fabulous!

  34. What a great eclectic mix of elegant and rustic!! Very cute!

  35. I love your mantel. It looks pretty!

  36. So elegant and nostalgic at the same time. I can’t decide what I like the most…the wooden stockings, the Mercury glass looking Christmas trees, the antler or the trees flanking the fireplace. Okay, I love ALL OF IT! Bravo Kelly!

  37. Love the wooden socks, but I’m crazy about the tile on the fireplace! It’s all beautiful!

  38. You did a beautiful job, Kelly! Love the wooden stockings…and your eclectic mix! Thanks so much for sharing in the holiday highlights party! :)
    Have great weekend!

  39. What a beautiful mantel Kelly! Everything you do is always so pretty and you have such nice photography! Thank you so much for linking up to our Countdown to Winter Party!

  40. And a beautiful, frosty white mantel it is Kelly! It’s looking lovely. The roaring fire look very inviting too :)

  41. SO SO pretty! I loooove those wooden stockings!

  42. beautiful Kelly!! Love the stockings!!

  43. I just adore your mantel! It reminds me of the one featured in Country Living last year. They used those wooden sock forms as stand in stockings. So cute!! You were lucky to find those. I haven’t seen those anywhere.

  44. Adorable stockings! Love your mantel.

  45. Oh I love your mantel! Such a winter wonderland! I love the large vases with the sticks inside them! So pretty!

  46. Simply stunning!

  47. Lovely poem and I LOVE your stocking stretchers! I have been on the lookout for some of those since seeing this very idea last year. Was it your blog I saw it on or were you featured in a magazine? I was thinking I saw it in a Christmas mag last year.

  48. So pretty – love the white and sparkle of the Christmas trees and the sock forms.

  49. As simple as your wooden stockings are, I just love them!
    Such a cute idea.
    Beautiful festive decorating.

  50. I adore your mantel decoration, but my favorite part is the wooden stocking. So original!

  51. love it all, but especially the ‘stockings’ =)

  52. Wow. This is so beautiful. I love that you used the old wooden stocking stretchers hung from the mantel. Pamela

  53. I absolutely love this look. First time stopping by your blog, and I can’t wait to read (and see) more!!

  54. I LOVE your mantel decorations!! Your fireplace is gorgeous, and those stocking stretchers are fabulous!!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  55. i just love this.

  56. I am crazy in love with those stockings!!! Your entire mantle is gorgeous! Great job!!!

  57. Kelly this is so amazing!! The stockings are beyond genius and your creativity blows me away my friend. Well done!!! :-)

  58. I absolutely love how you used the wooden stockings! The simplicity of the fireplace and the mantel is just beautiful. I have never heard that song, either~ precious….

  59. Looks like a good old fashioned christmas : )

  60. This is just darling! A vintage girl after my own heart! I am dying over those socks! How cute are those! And the touches of red in your pillows add just a tad of lovely color! Visiting via Rhoda’s!

  61. LOVE. Just LOVE.
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!

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