1. Julie’s Mantel at Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss
2. Grace’s Mantel at Sense and Simplicity
3. “Most Pinned Christmas Mantel” from Better Homes and Gardens
4. KariAnne’s Mantel at Thistlewood Farm
5. Roeshel’s Mantel at DIY Showoff
6. Jessie’s Mantel at Dream & Differ
7. Laura’s Mantel at Finding Home
8. Kendra’s Mantel at Creative Ambitions
I love seeing what some people come up with when they’re decorating this time of year, don’t you? Do you have a favorite? For more photos and information about each one, click the pics to visit their blogs!
Some people are so gifted with decorating! LOVE the red wreaths! Jealous that some people make decorating look so easy! =)
Me, too, Josanne! I’m amazed by how creative some people are. 🙂
Laura Putnam says
Julia – thanks so much for sharing my mantel, and what beautiful company to be with! Take care, Laura
Alie B says
Oh, these are all wonderful! My favorite is Kendra’s. My family room has a similar stone wall, in front of a gas fireplace (which looks like a woodstove). The overall flavour of the scene is similar to mine, but mine doesn’t have a cool red barn, nor does it have multi-tiered, Christmas tree-like ornaments (also very cool!). Mine does have a reclaimed barnboard mantel though, on which I have white twinkle lights and greenery. Thanks for finding all these lovely mantels, Julia!
Kathy :) says
What eye candy this am Julia, they’re all wonderful!! #’s 6 & 7 speak most to me, thanks for this post LOVED it !!!
Richella at Imparting Grace says
Wow, I’m not sure which one is my favorite! These are all beautiful. Thank you for including such a variety of looks in this round-up–lots of inspiration in one place!
Victoria Keddie says
Every single one is truly gorgeous in its own way! So so jealous as we don’t have a fire in our house, so no mantel decorating for me 🙁
Thanks for the lovely post Julia
[email protected] Ambitions says
Julia… such a pleasant surprise… thank you so much for featuring my mantel in your post! All of them are so unique and beautiful!
Trish @TheOldPostRoad says
I love how different they all are! Proof that there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ I am fortunate and have four mantles in my house! They are all decorated quite differently. I just posted my house tour with them shown last night – but I won’t spam you with the link!!!
Jessie @ Dream and Differ says
Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen mantel! What a wonderful surprise to see it featured with such amazing company. I am tickled pink! 🙂
Gladstone Property Investment says
Well, all the Christmas Mantels are looking so good and hard to select best one but still I will go for the 3rd one if I have to select one of them.
Oh, what a great collection of ideas! Thanks Julia – you made my day, as always.
I have to say #3 was just fabulous, and I really love Jessie’s mantel, too. (#6.)
They’re all splendid!
As usual, numbers are not my strong point. My favorite was #4 – KariAnne’s.
That’s okay, they’re not my strong point, either. Right before I published this I realized I had numbered them all wrong! Ha.
Julia–you’re super-sweet to include mine among so many cute mantels. Thanks!
I guess I shouldn’t share a photo of the mantle boughs I bought last week that are still sitting on the front porch or the unopened boxes or ornaments in the living room floor? Maybe one of these incredibly talented women would travel to New York for a free-in-home intervention??
Love the Noel one! That is great!
Grace @ sense and simplicity says
What a surprise when I got home from work to find my mantel here amongst all these beauties. Thanks so much.
Thank you so much for the feature, Julia! What an sweet gift today! Thank you! The others are all SO gorgeous! It tempts me to start all over! Beautiful inspiration.
[email protected] says
I like #4 and #5. Opposites!!!! But all are very lovely.
My favorites are number’s 3 and 8. I like them both in their own ways.
julie g. says
Now I have total mantel (not to mention sunroom) envy! Not having a mantel to decorate is the biggest downside to mounting your tv over the fireplace.