Christmas Mantels Across America


Good morning loves. Oh my heavens I just can’t believe the weekend went by so quickly. It was wonderful spending time with family and friends and eating foods that I normally would feel guilty about. I’m so very excited that Christmas has finally arrived in our home. It’s my favorite holiday. The smell of fresh pine/greenery, white twinkle lights, spiked eggnog (yes spiked of course) and seeing the face of someone delighted in a special gift bought for them are just a few of the things that make me love Christmas so much. We started decorating for Christmas, not quite done yet but I’m so happy to be able to share my Christmas mantle with you today. Not only am I sharing my mantel, but at the end of this post, is a list of other talented girls across the North America, sharing their mantels in the Christmas Mantels Across America bloggers tour, I hope you enjoy all the inspiration coming your way.





The beautiful scroll, my absolute FAVORITE part, is made by Alyssa over at Cottonwood Shanty, isn’t it just perfect! It’s only $46 and comes packaged in a wonderful tube that you can store your scroll in and reuse for years to come. You can find it HERE.


The stockings I have had for years, and found them at Pottery Barn, the little burlap wrapped trees I found at Pier1 Imports last year. They had red plaid ribbon tied around them where they gathered, but I removed them this year, because I didn’t use plaid. You can see them in my Holiday Home tour from last year here. The wood figures I found last year at HomeGoods. My them this year is a Rustic Farmhouse Christmas and I think it’s coming along nicely. I hope you enjoyed this tour and stay tuned for the living room tour tomorrow…Yeah and other rooms soon!

Decorating styles can vary all over North America.  Enjoy visiting these other fabulous blogs to see how they’ve decorated their Christmas mantels in the region where they live!


This Mama’s Dance


Atta Girl Says  ||  Golden Boys & Me  ||  In My Own Style  ||  StoneGable  ||The Everyday Home  ||  The Rustic Life  ||  Worthing Court


Cedar Hill Farmhouse  ||  Edith & Evelyn  ||  House By Hoff  ||  It All Started With Paint  ||  Maison de Pax  ||  Town & Country Living


At The Picket Fence  ||  Classic Casual Home  ||  Tidbits  ||  Twelve On Main

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  1. 11.28.16
    Linda said:

    Oh to find a faux mantle to use!! Well done.

    • 11.28.16
      therusticlife said:

      It was a hunt, but glad I found one I love. Check Craigslist and Ebay and Facebook 🙂 Happy Holidays

  2. 11.28.16

    Your mantel is just wonderful, Sandra! I love the simplicity of the nature inspired decor. The scroll is just the right finishing touch. Wonderful job putting your Christmas mantel together!

    • 11.29.16
      therusticlife said:

      Ahhh Suzy, thank you so much for your kind words!

  3. 11.28.16

    Sandra, the scroll is so charming and just perfect. I am trying to think where I could have one in my home. So much inspiration.

    Merry Christmas!
    Mary Ann

    • 11.29.16
      therusticlife said:

      Thanks so much MaryAnn, the scroll really is so charming and an absolute keeper. It can be hung anywhere from the kitchen, to the living room, foyer or bedroom. It’s really versatile 🙂

  4. 11.28.16

    The scroll above your pretty mantel is amazing! Thanks for sharing the source!

    • 11.29.16
      therusticlife said:

      Jennifer Thank you very much! The scroll is my absolute favorite part 🙂

  5. 11.28.16

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!

    • 11.29.16
      therusticlife said:

      Ahhhh Collette, Thanks so much love!!!

  6. 11.29.16

    This is simply stunning! So serene and lovely and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. I love it all and I’m so glad to have been apart of this tour with you today!

    • 11.29.16
      therusticlife said:

      Hi Ladies!Thank you so very much! I dealt with a family emergency today but will be touring tomorrow. 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you came up with! XO

  7. 11.29.16

    Loving the rustic farmhouse mantel! And that scroll is to die for!!! Pinning away! 🙂

    • 11.29.16
      therusticlife said:

      Thanks so very much Linda, the scroll is a keeper!

  8. 11.29.16

    I looooove that scroll, Sandra! Absolutely gorgeous mantel! 🙂