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Vintage Christmas Mantel + Video

I finally get to show you my Christmas mantel! You know how obsessed I am with this mantel of mine. I haven’t even lived in this house for a year yet and I’ve shown it off more times than any other part of my house (like for fall, DIY heirloom pumpkins and Halloween!) Well of course the mantel is going to get decorated for Christmas! I’ve had this vision in my head of garland draped to the ground with ribbon since I moved in (that was spring BTW).

I’m participating in a Home for the Holidays tour hosted by my friend Kelly of My Soulful Home so be sure to check out all the beautiful tours at the end of this post!

 Christmas Mantel 2016 / vintage stocking hanging in front of fireplace - So Much Better With Age

Ready to get started?

I wanted vintage looking stockings and couldn’t find any so I came up with a pattern and sewed them. French/European looking stockings

I’ve shown you my glittered and jewelled Christmas tree quite a bit now (I’m in love with the flocking!) so it was about time I moved a few feet over to show you the mantel.

Well, it wasn’t decorated until yesterday so that was the reason why I didn’t show you.

I’ve been busy sewing those stockings and antiquing the mirror! You can find out how to antique your own mirrors by clicking here!

Christmas Mantel 2016 / Christmas tree in background - So Much Better With Age

I love this old old sled years ago at a local antique shop. It’s the perfect holder for candles since I didn’t want to leave them near the garland on the mantel  I used it in my Holiday Housewalk two years ago.

 Christmas Mantel 2016 / vintage sled with candles - So Much Better With Age

The garland is Fraser Fir by Balsam Hill, two 10′ long garlands.

I just gathered the grey velvet ribbon with twine and tied it to the garland. Easy peasy!

Christmas Mantel 2016 / antique mirror on mantel - So Much Better With Age

I love this velvet ribbon and the way it drapes down to the floor. So luxurious.

This beaded chandelier from Antique Farmhouse is always in my Instagram shots too. It’s famous!

Christmas Mantel 2016 / wooden chandelier - So Much Better With Age
Christmas Mantel 2016 / angel wings on wall - So Much Better With Age
 Christmas Mantel 2016 / pretty ribbon - So Much Better With Age

I’m so in love with how my stockings turned out…I cannot wait to share with you the pattern I made this coming Monday!

I used French linen that I bought during my trip to France this year.

 Christmas Mantel 2016 / French linen stockings - So Much Better With Age
Christmas Mantel 2016 / cozy fireplace - So Much Better With Age
 Christmas Tour 2016 Mantel / velvet ribbon - So Much Better With Age

I love how my Christmas mantel turned out this year!

Especially since I didn’t really have a place to decorate last year while I was waiting for this house to be renovated…it’s been so fun to decorate this year!

Christmas Mantel 2016 / pretty white candles - So Much Better With Age

Now be sure to visit my friends for their beautiful Christmas tour or vignette all weekend long!

Be sure to watch a short video on my snowy vintage Christmas decor!

Make sure to pin it for later!

click in case you missed:

Christmas Snow Globes

DIY Vintage Christmas Stockings

bHome Home for the Holidays - So Much Better With Age

Day One

bHome Holiday Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com / So Much Better With Age

French Garden House * Shabby Fu Fu * Zevy Joy * Redhead Can Decorate * My Soulful Home

Day Two

bHome Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com - So Much Better With Age

Starfish Cottage * Little Farmstead * So Much Better with Age * Cedar Hill Farmhouse

bHome Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com - So Much Better With Age

Garden Therapy * TeaselwoodDesign * Shabby Art Boutique

Day Three

bHome Holiday Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com - So Much Better With Age

Love of Home * Duke Manor Farm * Setting for Four

bHome Holiday Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com - So Much Better With Age

White Lace Cottage * Cupcakes & Crinoline * Our Southern Home

Day Four

bHome Holiday Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com - So Much Better With Age

Designthusiasm * Celebrating Everyday Life * Savvy Southern Style

bHome Holiday Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com - So Much Better With Age

Laura Trevey * Confessions of a Serial DIY’er * Housepitality Designs * She Holds Dearly

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20 Comments

  1. Jamie – I adore your home! I empathize with your spring time Christmas decorating as we were both deep in renovation last Christmas time. The mantle, the tree, those stockings from French fabric – Christmas slay – mean sleigh! Seriously though you are slaying me with your style! Well done -enjoy every minute in your beautiful home with your sweet children this year!

  2. I love your mantel! There is so much beautiful going on in your home, but your mantel decorated for Christmas looks stunning. The sled with the candles really make this a beautiful focal point. I’m so happy to be on this Holiday Home Tour with you! Merry December!

  3. Your mantel and the entire room is so beautiful in your Winter Whites and gorgeous greens. I love the sled on the hearth with the grouping of
    the candles…such a wonderful idea! Truly a room that would make your family and friends want to gather and enjoy the beauty of your Holiday decor!!

  4. Jamie! So gorgeous! I just love the second picture of your mantel and your chair and tree… wishing I could climb through the screen and take it all in in-person! 🙂 Those French linen stockings are perfect. Fantastic job. Hope you have the best Christmas yet with your little ones. ~julie

  5. Oh my goodness, your mantle is gorgeous! I just love that big, luxurious grey velvet ribbon mixed with simple greenery and white stockings. Thanks so much for sharing! It’s been fun blog hopping with you this week, have a merry christmas!

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