Our Christmas Mantel + My Love of Vintage and Gold

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I don’t share many pictures of our home here but today I’m excited to give you a little peek into it.  Usually it’s a) messy and b) has tons of unfinished projects.  But I joined with 14 top bloggers in a Christmas Mantel Blog Hop.  You’ll get to see mine and then check out what everyone else did.  I can’t wait to see what they did too!  Plus there is a giveaway included… read on to find out how you can win!

Our Christmas Mantel - my love of gold and vintage! www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We had our dark brown wall painted this summer but still haven’t hung pictures back up over our mantel.  Please tell me I’m not the only one who has projects galore to finish!  This worked out for the mantel for Christmas though because I would’ve probably just taken them down.  If you visited my home, you’d see pretty neutral walls and main furniture but I LOVE vintage and sprinkling fun colors into everything.  That way I can change out the accessories but the main pieces stay the same over the years.

Little details from our Christmas mantel

I used a wooden stump as the base for a grouping of trees.  Simple but fun!  I plan on switching out the trees for other seasonal things throughout the year. A vintage Joy to the World sign

This “Joy to the World” angel was bought at the Queen Bee Market from my dear friend Audra.  The second I saw it, I knew I had to have it.  My family loves the word “joy” as it was my Grandma’s name.  I’m drawn to it and when I see something unique, I have to have it.  I love everything about this sweet angel.

Gold trees with a snow globe

To give the mantel height I used a cake plate (another growing collection of mine) and added gold votives.  The snow globe with a vintage car was found last year after the holidays.  How cute is that?

Our Christmas stockings for the mantel

We’ve had the same stockings for years.  This year I got these knit ones from Personal Creations.  The kids love that they are extra long.  I love that they are bright and festive.  Our previous stockings were more traditional and neutral so it definitely changes things up.  We even added one for Shortcake (in case anyone is counting and wondering why we have 6 stockings and only 5 of us… no this is not an announcement!).
Personal Creations has a ton of products that are unique and would make awesome gifts.   There’s something for everyone – men, women, children, grandmas, grandpas, teachers, you name it, they’ve got it.   I shared some fun ideas for a kitchen themed party that I got from Personal Creations over the summer.   Right now is the perfect time to check them out – and bonus! you can get 20% off your purchase with no minimum required by using the code PCSM20 at checkout. 

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Our Christmas Mantel

Other little whimsical touches:
a vintage scale, Ball mason jar in vintage blue, an old window found at our local antique mall.  The light up star is fabulous from Junk Art Gypsyz but wasn’t photographing well – such a bummer! The “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” sign was a gift from my talented, sweet friend Kristi of Barn Owl Primitives.  I also added some tuile – I played around with a bunch of it, adding then taking away.  I’m still not crazy about it but I know the wall needs something for the height… thoughts?

Our Christmas Mantel - touches of vintage and gold www.thirtyhandmadedays.comOk, it’s time to tour my friends houses and to see their mantels! I hope take a minute to check them out:

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations.
Hi- I'm Mique (as in Mickey). I started 30days as an idea file a few years ago. After three years and hundreds of ideas, I now realize that I'll never check them all off my list. When I'm not creating, I love spending time with family and friends and long drives, especially if they end at the beach.

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  1. Lyanna D says

    I love all the home decor, especially the “God gave me you” plaque. I would love to have that customized and hanging in my home.

  2. Ashleigh Hall says

    I love their personalized stockings!! I have been telling myself that we would get some once we knew how many to get (i.e., we were done having children)! Now that is done, that would make our mantel so much more “us”!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  3. Michele E says

    I would get some stockings. We only have cartoon characters and I’d love some that match my decor!

  4. Heidi says

    Love anything that is personalized! I love my name and of course love my kids, so it makes me happy to see the names on display in my home!

  5. Michelle Drollette says

    I would love to get matching stockings for my husband, two boys and myself. And I would create some in memory of my step-father that passed away last year for my Mom.

  6. Jill says

    I would love to make Christmas stockings! Our family is now complete but our sweet little girl doesn’t have a stocking, and I’ve been looking everywhere to get matching ones for everyone!

  7. Alice elliott says

    Definitely do some holiday wall hanging decorations-Christmas signs, Easter, Halloween! Definitely need more holiday themed decorations!

  8. Minette says

    There is so many things I would want to do, especially when we are done having kids. So for now, I would do a gift for the Grandparents, a tree skirt and an angel.

  9. Megahn Townsend says

    Oh there’s too many things I would love for our family! But matching, personalized stockings would be fabulous! My husband & I have ones that were given to us in a box of used decorations, our oldest daughters is one we found at Goodwill years ago, & the babies is one my husband found at Walmart.

  10. Janelle Smith says

    Wow, I LOVE your mantel! So much personalization and fun touches of color. That little car in the snowglobe reminds me of the one in Christmas Vacation

  11. Joan says

    I love your mantel handiwork. I think I’d try my hand ata winter wonderland theme with different sizes of snow globes.

  12. Linsey says

    As soon as I saw your stockings I knew they were from personal creations as I have been eyeing them!!! This gift card would definitely help do I can purchase them thank you!!

  13. Tammy M says

    Love your mantle–especially that cute vintage angel! I would love new stockings like yours! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Carol says

    Having no mantel, but a rounded fireplace with plenty of space below it, I would love to bring in some trains and such to “holiday-up” our fireplace.

  15. Emily C says

    I love the art prints, especially the anniversary print with the trees. Just had our 5th and would love to add that. Also love the idea of a “snowball fight in a bucket” to give as a family gift!

  16. Christina L. says

    Your mantle looks very nice! I like the “What a difference a day makes” print…it would look perfect on our mantle!

  17. Marsha says

    I would buy stockings. Our stockings are a hodge podge so it would be great to have the quilted ones to “match”.

  18. kristi says

    I LOVE creating new seasonal decor! Having a lot of personalized things makes decorating even more exciting!

  19. Lisa Langley says

    I would love the stockings! I didn’t even realize this was a giveaway and I was already shopping personal creations before I came back to your blog post and was like YES! It’s a giveaway! LOL Merry Christmas! And I love your vintage look!

  20. Dawn says

    I absolutely love your mantle. I wish I had done to decorate. I love the vintage angel sign. The only stocking we have in our house are for my 2 sons, I hand sewed them for them last year and used letter buttons for their names. I love personalized things for them.

    • Dawn says

      I wish commenting had brain check I meant to say I wish I had one not had done, lol. Anyways again I would probably personalize pretty much anything for my kids.

  21. Maria says

    Both of my girls’ middle names would be Joy, if they had a grandmother with that name :) We have projects galore unfinished as well. The mantel is very cute and one of your friend’s just posted a homemade car ornament similar to your snow gobe. Merry Christmas!


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