It’s official, I love white!! Now even our Christmas Stockings are a creamy white linen.
Here’s all of our stockings all in a row.
I used a creamy linen for the stocking, a striped linen for the cuff, a bit of simple lace, added an initial so Santa would know whose is whose, and a sprig of real red berries for an extra special touch
The mantle is going more rustic with these architectural fragments I found at Round Top.
Lots of chippy goodness here, to add lots of texture to the room.
The candles are some I painted with homemade chalky paint a long time ago.
I added more berries to the mantle. The “Fifteenth St.” sign also came from Round Top.
And rather than a heavy garland of greenery, I added this simple strand of handmade vintage lace.
I filled the ironstone pitcher with more red berries from outdoors. Mr. CH asked what MEKLA stood for. I looked at him for a minute, and said, “You’re overthinking this, it’s just our initials.” He should know I’m pretty uncomplicated and am not sending a secret message to some underworld spy. But if I was, I couldn’t tell him any way.
White Weathered Hutch, says
Very pretty! We still go with the old traditional stockings that we have had forever…..
Anita, your simple mantel and the linen stockings are lovely. Cracked me up to read how literal your husband was- thinking that the initials were supposed to be spelling out a word! LOL 🙂 Sue
Hmmmmmmm. I think I’ll go see if I can find a decent length of vintage lace. I’m think “white” for our mantel, too. Yours is SO lovely…
Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table says
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Beautiful, as usual Anita. What a darling and personal touch to add everyone’s initial. The soft creamy white look of your mantle reminds me of snow!!!
I had to giggle at your hubby! So cute!
These are so pretty! I love the letter embellishments you added.
Gee Singh Newbanks says
Beautiful and serene.. luv the creamy linen. Had some in my hand today and used it as a tree skirt in the sun room. Been toying with the idea of new stockings…. but I am NOT a seamstress…. have had curtains in planning stage for months.
Carlene @ Organized Clutter says
I love the stockings, the candleholders, sign, and all of your mantel!
Love the drape of lace and your
stockings are very nice indeed!
I’m a lover of white and the
Mr. keeps telling me “we need
Beautiful Holiday Fireplace
Your decorations are very elegant. I love the linen stocking!
Betsy@ coastal-colors says
This is so pretty, Anita! I love your choice of white! The lace, as a garland, is a perfect touch with the stocking and architectural pieces!Love the stockings!
Charm Bracelet Diva says
Wish I could go all white but the family would freak. I’ll have to live vicariously through you! Love the lace and the mantel elements. I’m looking for something to add to a Christmas garland….lace might just be the answer!
❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says
I really like the simple, vintage, rustic look. Your hubby is a riot! I had to laugh out loud hehehe!!
Jann Olson says
Love the stockings Anita! Dreamy white on your mantel is lovely. I have a few of those vintage corner pieces and love them. The lace garland is a sweet idea. Got a good laugh out of the mikila.
Jeanette@Creating A Life says
I love white and neutrals, too. This Christmas I’m struggling a little to balance my love of pale with something more colorful and fun for the kids. Your stockings are just beautiful!
Cottage and Broome says
Love your stockings and the letters with each of them! Laura
Tracey@Breathing English Air says
It looks lovely. I particularly like the matching stockings with the initials. Your husband’s comment sounds exactly like something mine would say.
The whole look is just perfect, right down to the living berries:)
I love this mantel and the stockings are great. I love the letters on them!
On Crooked Creek says
Your mantle is tranquilly festive for Christmas, dear friend!!!
I adore your new linen stockings! Loved “Mr. CH’s” reaction to the initals(I, too, was trying to figure it out…but when I got to the A, well …you know!!!)! The added touch of the red berries is just the pop of color needed for a festive finish!
Anita your mantle is beautiful! Love those stockings!
Anita, your linen stocking are charming. I like this look, especially with your brick fireplace.
Love the simplicity and the initials are a great touch!
Oh I love the mantle. I redid no started redoing mine on Fri. I am going mostly white too. With a little blue. I need to get some candles before I take pics though. I love the stockings. I am in a making stocking mood too. I love your idea of the letters makes it so simple! The names are the tricky part! Thanks for sharing! I just might have to copy that idea! BTW did I mention I am your neighbor to the north west I think. I am just west of the airport. Have a great week,
Nikki Monet says
Ok. Seriously, though. How much do I love this whole mantel?!! The stockings are to die for. I am planning on making homemade stocking this year and this might be the way to go!!!
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Sandi~A Cottage Muse says
Loving your stockings!!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
All of it is just gorgeous! I love the use of lace for a garland. Beautiful fireplace.
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says
I love your lovely mantel and linen stockings! And the lace garden is perfect! I’m happily following along. Looking forward to seeing more!