Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mantle Party Time

On the second day of linky parties my blog friends gave to me.....

A chance to show off our mantles!  This time the party is at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.
For my portion, I decided to share pix of my mantle from the past three years.  I'll start with 2009, my first Christmas as a blogger, hence the poor picture quality.


As I evolved as a blogger and learned to attach my camera to my hip wherever I go, the quality and quantity of pictures were better in 2010.




And this year, with a baby in the mix and the limitations that go with that, my Christmas mantle is a little scaled down.


The stockings are actually much prettier in person and were a new purchase this year from Tuesday Morning.


Mosaic trees from Kirklands several years ago.



Thanks to Kristen for hosting today's fun event.  Enjoy the rest of the party!
xoxo,
Kim

15 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I enjoyed seeing all three years, but I think this years version is just perfect. Simple and not overdone. Lovely!!

Calypso In The Country said...

I love each year! They all look so beautiful. It's fun to look back to see how blogs change over time...Unfortunately, I still have a point and shoot camera so my picture quality really hasn't improved much!
-Shelley

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kim, this is really pretty! Are those all finials on the left side of the mantel?? They are awesome!! I also like the apothecary jars, with the ornaments from last year! Beautiful!

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

Wow! You decorate some beautiful mantels!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Kim! I'm doing things a little more simple this year, too. I do love the idea of your 2010 mantel of having a wrapped "gift" near the fireplace. I may have to copy that, especially since I am waiting on a couple of packages and can use the shipping boxes to get that look.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

All your mantles are so beautiful -- love to see how things evolve over the years depending on what's going on in life.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love all three version! This years is very elegant and simple. Perfect!

bj said...

Hi, Kim...
Your mantel photos are wonderful. Decorated so pretty...
xoxo bj

Sarah said...

All are very pretty, I like the gold bottles on the left of this year's mantel-they remind me of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kim,

You do have the gift for decorating your mantel. I love them all!

Dee

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks so beautiful Kim! All of them were just fantastic and I loved seeing your gorgeous copycats in the last post too! :-)
Vanessa

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your mantle is stunning and I am crazy for that Christmas sign!!

Jessica said...

I need a mantle to decorate! Ugh!
Can I steal yours? ;)

As always, though - completely gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Oh I love reading! :) It's so fun to me. I like to read decor magazines as well! I just don't have very much space to decorate (or anywhere to really PUT decorations lol!) so I try to shy away from them :(

I think there's always a type of book for everyone, though! Maybe you just haven't found the genre that you like? :)

Traci said...

Those stockings are GORGEOUS!! They would match my stuff perfectly. I always forget about Tuesday Morning.