One last post before the Christmas weekend..
Here is the mantel in the living room: remember the “Iron Mountain” story of a year ago? It was most definitely the right choice for this mantel.. and looks great with bright Christmas colors.

 These green “ornaments” have tiny sort-of-styrofoam feeling-balls all over. I found them on sale at a gift store here and thought they would make versatile and any season decor (not to mention props in so many photos). The twig balls come from the same source and serve just the same purpose. 
 I am loving the pink here! 

My favorite snowmen. Now, aren’t they the most cheerful guys you’ve seen in long time?

These concrete sheep live in the park in our village! I just had time to photograph them with the frost still covering part of their bodies, and with the holiday greenery around their necks.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!


  1. beautiful. Happy holidays to you too!

  2. Lots of good ideas for next year. Pretty mantle, and I love the sheep!
    Merry Christmas, Lynn

  3. Libby as I circle back and realize you are Provence Rugs…!! those colors make the heart sing the song of Provence!

    Beautiful ideas for Christmas, and I hope yours is warm and wonderful!



  4. Love the mantle! Those sheep are so fun – they definitely have the holiday spirit! Merry Christmas.

  5. Thank you for sharing all the pretty moments.

  6. I love your grey mantel 🙂 Funny, I was just looking at the vanity in our master bath today and thought it would look great painted dark grey!

    Your Christmas decorations are really pretty, and love the cheerful snowmen 🙂 The sheep are cool too 🙂

    The soap dish has arrived and it's the perfect addition to the kitchen – it's just the right size to hold the pot

  7. Love the mantel!Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Hi Libby,

    Happy 2012! I love seeing your mantel but of course I am a total sucker for fuchsia and green combos. Just brilliant. Looking forward to much blog fun here this coming year.


  9. Love it all but I collect snowmen like the one with the twig arms. I need him a lot!