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Dec 2, 2012

HOLIDAY MANTLE

Since I haven't started with my decorating yet this year I am reposting my mantle from a while back to join in with 
If this party doesn't get me in the mood for decorating I don't know what will. 
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(FROM 2010) 
This year I have not put out all my Santas. Not even a third of them. Sigh. No time, no room, no energy. Some did make it on to the mantle though. 






18 comments:

Maureen said...

It looks nice. I love the Santas with the mop beards. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Blondie's Journal said...

It must have been hard to narrow down your choices of Santa's...they are all so pretty. I love your fireplace, too. Tthe field stones remind me of our fireplace at the lake.

XO,
Jane

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Well Lori, the ones that you did put out look lovely. I hear you about the lack of energy, still no tree up. Isn't work a four letter word?

After all, who wants to dig through a crowded storage locker, where mice, and axe wielding killers might lurk [I have a very vivid imagination, and it's dark down there].

So maybe I will brave it today, but only if Gar is there to back me up.

Have a great Christmas.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Carol said...

Just the perfect number of Santas and perfect choices. Thanks for sharing

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

lindalee said...

Lookin good Lori. Heck, I haven't even put up my tree this year....same reason as you. I did a mantel, though.

Heather said...

Your Santa display is wonderful! Great job, and it all looks so cozy!

vignette design said...

I didn't put out any of my Santas either Lori, but it looks like you might have tons more. I bet it was hard to pick your favorites. Your mantel looks wonderful though. Love the stone fireplace. Have a very Merry Christmas!
~Delores
PS: Thank you for that sweet card! I love it!

Sue said...

Well, I know you have a large number of Santa's you could have put out, Lori- so you must really have been busy and stressed. I think a lot of people really felt much the same way this year. Time just got away from me and I just didn't feel as motivated to "do it all." Maybe it has something to do w/becoming an "empty nester" this year. LOL The Santa's you chose to put out look wonderful on that fireplace mantel. Love the stones and the old window frame. You enjoy this holiday weekend with your family, Lori! hugs, Sue

Sue said...

I'm back with another comment this year- I love all your Santa's, Lori. I know what you mean re: not having things out yet. In my case, it might be "if ever." LOL I have the bah humbug syndrome and am debating how much I will be paring down this season. I started my trees 2 days ago and the house is in turmoil. Hope we both get some inspiration. Hugs from Ethel

Pat said...

I love the old window against the stone fireplace. Beautiful Christmas vignette.

Infuse With Liz said...

What a nice collection of santas you have! You have a great fireplace! Love the stonework!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Those Santas are wonderful! I hear you about the time and energy. I keep thinking of all the work to put the stuff out just to turn around and have to put all away!

Love the stone on your fireplace!

Jann Olson said...

Lori, you have a wonderful collection of Santas. Love your rock fireplace!
Hugs,
Jann

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You did a wonderful job of that Santa mantle display.

It's a lot of work, and it's also time consuming...seems bloggers are either in there early, or going to be late decorating...I'm....not really into it yet.

Jen

White Whimsy said...

I love old windows and yours looks great on your mantel! Gorgeous!!!

MiMi said...

It's gorgeous!!! Makes me miss my mantel so much.

Linda said...

That's a lotta Santas Lori!!!
I have also pared back this year...
Still need to put the lights on my tree...
Perhaps tomorrow!!!

Enjoy your evening...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

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