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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Christmas Fantle

It's here! It's here! It's finally here! The moment my little fantle has been waiting for! Finally, it's all decked out in it's Christmas best.


OK, maybe not Christmas best, but definitely it's Christmas good enough. We're keeping it simple this year, but I'm still finding the whole setup quite enjoyable.


We have an old grapevine wreath wrapped in some absolutely fabulous ribbon I found at the dollar store. The things I find there....


I kept the little shuttered mirror thing that Chris got me for my Fall fantle because it's just so great. The sign was another dollar store find from last year that I spray painted white. I just saw them there again today if you're interested! The little boxwood ball is from the same place. I kinda think it reminds me of a mistletoe that should be hung up in a doorway somewhere.


There are my super-cute stockings again!


I stuck the ginger jars there just to fill the space, but I ended up loving them there so they stayed. Really, I love ginger jars anywhere.


Here you can see the whole thing and where it fits into the rest of the house. The big pile of tissue paper is actually Kennedy's advent calendar. I just wrapped a bunch of little gifts up and tossed them in a big basket. I promised Chris I'd come up with a slightly less messy solution for next year. Oh well, it's still tons of fun for Kennedy!


This is the view as you walk into the living room from the kitchen. As I said, we went simple this year, but for right now, it's just perfect for us.


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15 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Soooo cute and creative! I just love the way you hung the stockings!

Karen said...

I think you are very creative and love your 'fantle'. Your wreaths are super cute. Very festive!

Sally said...

I love it! The wreath with the ribbon turned out to be the perfect touch! I'm your newest follower from the a2z mantel party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Christie said...

This is GREAT! You have styled it perfectly! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I love your frantle! All the pretty details make it complete. Your projects and home are just beautiful!
I'm your newest follower! Stop on by sometime! I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love to have you link up sometime!

The Corson Cottage said...

Very cute! Hope you'll come and share it at {Home for the Holidays} at The Corson Cottage every Friday in December ~ Carrie

Chrissy said...

This is so pretty! I love your house, it looks so comfy and homey!! :)

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

this is awesome! Newest follower from linky party.Would love a return! I love the bow in the background on the lamp shade! laura

το χειρότεχνο said...

this is awesome!!!! and looks very cute!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

your house is just so cozy. I think I'll invite myself over for hot cocoa ;)

Chris said...

Hi Courtenay, very nice. Everything looks so rustic and country. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you had a great Christmas. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Misti said...

I love your fantel! I like simple and this is just great!!

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

Love how sweet and simple this is, the ribbon on the wreath makes it pop! Great job :)

Dee said...

I love your title!! I did Thrifted Flannel Mantle...or a Flanntel! Why didn't I think of that!!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

I love the ribbon around the grapevine wreath and your stockings are so much fun!