I am happy today to be joining Layla at The Lettered Cottage for a Mantel Party. This is just the first of four fantastic parties being hosted by a group of very talented women. You can join Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for a Christmas Vignette Party on Dec. 2nd, Centsational Girl for a Christmas Craft Party on Dec. 7th, and Thrifty Decor Chick for the Christmas Tree Party on Dec. 9th.
I went with a woodland theme for the mantel. I have been very inspired by the German and Swedish blogs in their use of natural materials.
I have stacked classic books across the mantel and filled red and white transferware with moss, pine cones, gingerbread, cinnamon sticks, a bird's nest, and an orange pomander. The candles are a hazelnut cream, so the mantel is putting off some wonderful smells.
I will also join Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at her blog A Stroll Thru Life. Go and visit these blogs for great Christmas ideas.
With the candles aglow.