Winter White Christmas Mantel


Christmas Mantel Decorating

In the house upon the hill
Hanging on the window sill
Was a little Christmas stocking with a hole in the toe
And when Santa came to call
At the house upon the hill
He saw the Christmas stocking hanging in the candle glow.

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Christmas Mantel decorating

Santa chuckled to himself
As he walked across the floor
To the little Christmas stocking with a hole in the toe
And he saw a note was pinned
The the place where it was torn
He read the note then turned his head so teardrops would not show

Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas

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The note said, “Santa I am just a little boy
And I have everything that could bring me yuletide joy
When you fill my stocking, if it should overflow
I won’t mind if something pushes through the hole in the toe.”

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Christmas Mantel Decorating

Santa went back to his sled
And he loaded up his pack
Then he went back down the chimney and his heart was oh so glad
And he filled the stocking until no more he could pack
‘Cause the note said, “Please, dear Santa
Could you make the gifts for mom & dad?”

lyrics from The Little Christmas Stocking with a Hole in the Toe


Make my Snowy Mason Jar Candles – they’re a cinch!

I’m really dreaming of a white Christmas – have you seen myΒ Mason Jar White Kitchen Christmas Tree?


Check out my entire Holiday House Tour – tons of pics and every room decked from halls, to mantel, to trees, to …


You’re invited to the 2012 Virtual Holiday House Walk – 20 fabulously decorated holiday house tours from the comfort of your own home.

I’ll be showing off my decked halls (and the rest of my house!) on Tuesday, December 4.

Thanks to my friend Jennifer Rizzo for organizing such a festive event.

Christmas Decorating Ideas

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  1. Love the antler laying on the floor in front of the fire like a piece of bleached driftwood. Also like the balance with the white snowflakes above. I appreciate the “sandwich” of nature, glitz and primitive and nature again. Once again, you inspire me.

  2. I think this is my favorite post of yours….ever….well except for that plate πŸ™‚

    Love everything about this….the stockings…..the mantel!

    Love it πŸ™‚

    πŸ™‚ me

  3. Kelly…I was wondering what you were going to do with those great stocking forms you found at Brimfield…they look fantastic hung on the mantel!….Beautiful, beautiful mantel…from the wreath to all the the wonderful silver trees!…have a great weekend!!! and so love the story…

  4. You never disappoint, Kelly! I love your holiday/winter mantel … it’s just beautiful! I love the branches and the pops of mercury! And, the wooden socks are fabulous!

  5. So elegant and nostalgic at the same time. I can’t decide what I like the most…the wooden stockings, the Mercury glass looking Christmas trees, the antler or the trees flanking the fireplace. Okay, I love ALL OF IT! Bravo Kelly!

  6. You did a beautiful job, Kelly! Love the wooden stockings…and your eclectic mix! Thanks so much for sharing in the holiday highlights party! πŸ™‚
    Have great weekend!

  7. I just adore your mantel! It reminds me of the one featured in Country Living last year. They used those wooden sock forms as stand in stockings. So cute!! You were lucky to find those. I haven’t seen those anywhere.

  8. Lovely poem and I LOVE your stocking stretchers! I have been on the lookout for some of those since seeing this very idea last year. Was it your blog I saw it on or were you featured in a magazine? I was thinking I saw it in a Christmas mag last year.

  9. I absolutely love how you used the wooden stockings! The simplicity of the fireplace and the mantel is just beautiful. I have never heard that song, either~ precious….

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