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12 December, 2014

Tartan and Magnolia Christmas Mantel

 I am finally ready to share this year’s Christmas mantel! I’ve gone very traditional and Southern this year with my tartan and magnolias....both of them just say Christmas to me!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Tartan and Magnolia Christmas Mantel It started with my Pottery Barn inspired faux magnolia wreath. It adds a classic and timeless touch, I think, and I will be able to use it year after year! And…since I was determined to spend as little as possible on Christmas decorations this year, I was excited that all I had to spend was $4.00 for the grapevine wreath since I already had everything else that I needed!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Tartan and Magnolia Christmas Mantel I also added a few magnolia leaves and red ornaments to each of the corners of my garland to continue the theme. I would love a whole garland of magnolias one of these days!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Tartan and Magnolia Christmas Mantel I was really excited to finally be able to use the gorgeous stag candle holders that I had found for $35 for the pair in an after-Christmas sale at Bombay Company several years ago! They never quite fit in with any of my other mantels and I was determined to show them off this year.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Tartan and Magnolia Christmas Mantel I even made them little fresh cyprus wreaths to wear around their necks!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Christmas Stockings I was happy that I could reuse the burlap and plaid stockings that I had made several years ago, too. You can get a closer look at them here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Tartan and Magnolia Christmas Mantel And here it is! I am really loving the cozy touch that it is adding to my home during the holidays!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Farmhouse Christmas MantelAnd just in case you would like to see some of my mantels from past Christmases, here is my farmhouse Christmas mantel…perhaps my favorite! I love those over-sized galvanized lanterns!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Mantel5My burlap and plaid Christmas mantel made it to the pages of Country Sampler magazine in my Christmas home tour.

020And here’s another favorite…my French ticking, burlap and mercury glass Christmas mantel. I saved oodles of money by cutting up some old French ticking drapery panels to create most of my decor that year!

BK And Baby Kitty says to stay tuned because I finally have the rest of the house decorated, too, and I’ll be sharing it in the next few days!

Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays ,   French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
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  1. This is STUNNING, my all time favorite. Simple, understated and yet elegant. The stags look Grande in their stature and the magnolia's, tartan and red additions look cozy and homey. With that being said, you have created the perfect Christmas mantel.
    Merry Christmas Deb
    ps I pinned away, people need to see this!!!

  2. How pretty and festive, Debbie! After years of doing "decorator" trees, I went back to traditional red, green, and plaid this year. My college kids came home and loved it! There is just something so classic and festive about that combo. You did a beautiful job!

  3. Just beautiful, Debbie. You can leave me any decorations you want to part with they are all so pretty. Merry Christmas to you.

  4. This is stunning and so so Southern! I love your theme each and every year, not sure I could choose a favorite. You are such a great inspiration! Can't wait to see the rest of the decor!

  5. Happy Holidays, Debbie. I am stopping by all the blogs that are on my sidebar at that I visit daily to let you know how I enjoy my visits. Your are an inspiring decorator and I love your blog. I know I don't often comment but I wanted you to know that I do follow you silently and love all you do. I hope you have a merry season.

  6. Each version of your mantel is perfect, Debbie. Impressive that you've made a variety of stockings.
    I look forward to seeing the rest of your home decorated for the holidays this year.

  7. Your mantel is so beautiful Debbie. I love your magnolia wreath and the tartan plaid is one of my favorites.

  8. Oh, Debbie, you are remarkable: each mantle is stunning in its own way. Have a wonderful holiday and thank you for sharing your talent. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  9. OMG i love those stag candle holders

  10. Your mantels are always the best! This year's is no exception.

  11. Everything is so lovely,and i really like those candle holders,it is all so wonderful,thanks for sharing.

  12. Love all the mantels and the stockings are so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Debbie: Not only have you out-done yourself with this years' mantle, I LOVE them all!!! I wouldn't be able to choose a favorite. I struggled with mine this year as I am in a new place and took it apart more than once! LOL It's OK but I like yours better Have a wonderful Holiday Season and be sure to give the "staff" a few days off...LOL {{HUGS}} Joy.


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie