‘Tis The Season Holiday Link Party 2012: Christmas Mantels

Welcome to the first linky party of the ‘Tis The Season 2012 Holiday Link Party series!  This is going to be one happening party and I am sure you will be thankful that you came by to inspire and be inspired!  I have teamed up with 9 other lovely ladies to bring you a fabulous series of holiday-themed parties!  We are going to have a blast!  Here’s the skinny of who you will find at the party:
Bliss of Bliss Ranch
Jessica of Dear Emmeline
Lindsey of Southern Lovely
Julia of 551 East
and of course, me…Stacey of Embracing Change!

It would be wise to click on over right now and follow these ladies
so you don’t miss a thing!
And one last reminder before we get to today’s theme of
Christmas mantels…
Now you know the deal so do plan to come by to inspire us with your posts and to be inspired by the posts of other amazing ladies!
I chose to blog about the theme of Christmas mantels namely because I adore my fireplace mantel and every season, I have a ball decorating it!
I had fun decorating my mantel this year, too and even took the time to handcraft some things for it.
Have is my Christmas mantel…
I am the queen of thrifty.  I purchased this window for 50 cents as a yard sale this summer.  I repainted it to make it cute.  I made the yarn ball wreath also.  Love it!  It is soft and has great texture and color!  I will post a tutorial on how to make it this week.
So cozy!
These are my no-sew DIY burlap stockings I created this week – click HERE to see how I made them.
Old boxes are my friend.
A chippy chair for my snow buddy.
I collect snowmen.
I enjoyed putzing around with it this year.
I can’t wait to see your mantels!
The only request I have for you…could you put this button in your post so others can find the party?

Let’s ROCK!
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  1. Thanks SO MUCH for hosting!! Sharing your mantel party right now! XO, Aimee

  2. Your stockings are so cute!!! I love the little ruffles! Thanks for hosting :)

  3. Super mantle! Sharing now too!

  4. Love the mantel–makes me want to make (I mean nicely ask) my hubby to build me a fake one! Great way to start Stacey! :)

  5. Thanks for the invite Stacey :) Happy Christmas to you and your family!!

  6. Your mantle looks gorgeous!
    Thank you for hosting, Stacey!

    Meredith & Gwyneth

  7. Thanks for hosting!

  8. I love it all! The rustic touches, the warmth, all of it!

  9. Stacey- hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Happy to be joining you at your party.

  10. Thanks for your sweet comment & for the invite to the party! I’m linking up!
    I really love the rustic look of your mantle. I’m thinking about going a little rustic with mine next year.I’m gonna have to put the yarn ball wreath on my ever growing to do list!

  11. Thank you for hosting this party and for inviting me! Your mantel is very pretty – I love the stockings!

  12. Your mantel is very pretty! I love the yarn ball wreath and the stockings! Thanks for hosting!

  13. Stacey,
    Wishing you and your beautiful family the best Holiday season. Thank you for hosting and your mantle decor is wonderful….love your stockings!

  14. Love the looks of your mantel!!!

  15. Love your mantel decoration! It looks great! I can’t wait for the yarn wreath tutorial. Where do you find old wooden boxes like that? Also, love the lantern! I found a couple windows like that at a garage sale this summer. Probably won’t have time to be able to paint and use for this Christmas but maybe next year. I don’t have a mantel in my house, but I planning to use my piano top as a mantel. Hoping to get it decorated today and then will link up! :)

  16. Thanks for hosting! I am loving looking at all the mantels :)

  17. Thanks for hosting mantel party, yours looks so pretty! I just joined in and I’m now a follower of your blog and FB!

  18. I love the stockings! So rustic and beautiful.

  19. Found you from Bliss. Thanks for hosting! I love your cozy, beautiful mantel!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way

  20. Love your webbing wrapped crate!

  21. Hi Stacey,
    Thanks for inviting me to link up to your mantel party. Love your yarn ball wreath and your mantel display. I collect snowmen, too. Of course I think yours are adorable!

  22. nice job decorating Stacey! I’ve been trying to spread the word!

  23. Stacy, thank you so much for the invite to the mantel party. :)

    So sorry to hear about your daycare closing. :( I truly hope everything works out for everyone involved.


  24. Thanks so much for the invite! So much beautiful Christmas inspiration!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Love Always,

  25. Your mantel looks so cozy and inviting. :)
    Thanks for inviting me to link up and for stopping by my blog!

  26. What a fun link party! LOVE the Yarn ball wreath! Super cute! Great mantel! Smiles, Jill

  27. Stacey,
    I just linked up my fake fireplace in my guest room….Thanks so much for hosting!

    I am so sorry to hear about your work situation. You will be in my prayers, girl!


  28. Its fun to put together a new mantel for the Christmas Season. Thanks for hosting a mantel party.

  29. I saw your Holiday Link Party over at Bliss’ place, and so glad I managed to link up my mantle. Thanks for hosting !

  30. Christmas holiday is a special day for every Christan. This day they are enjoying each other. This day a person pray to god. I wish to your Christmas day.
    Christmas Holiday

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