A Vintage Style Christmas Mantel

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I’m so excited to be able to do something new this year. Most of you won’t think anything of it, but I get to decorate my vintage mantel for Christmas and hang stockings from something different than a shelf! Oh the Joys of decorating around  a fireplace, even if it a DIY vintage mantel with fake birch wood in the middle.  I’ve also joined with a group of other great bloggers to share a bit of beautiful Christmas decor. I’ll be sharing my vintage style Christmas Mantel.

A Vintage Style Christmas Mantel

What’s your favorite style of Christmas decor? As a child I loved to see bright red and greens and colored lights.

The older I get, though, the more I can see my style leaning towards muted colors and a vintage style.

I love the look of flocked greenery with hints of reds and greens, but nothing too bright or overwhelming.

My vintage mantel is white, as is the clock that sits above my mantel.  I knew I wanted a flocked white look for my Christmas decor, but I worried it might be too much white. I found a great flocked 9′ garland at Wal-Mart for $12, and I knew I could at least try it and see how it looked.

Below is a close up of how it looks on my vintage mantel.

A Vintage Style Christmas Mantel

I love it and I don’t think it’s too much white! What do you think?

After I arranged the garland around the clock and the vintage mantel, it was time to add the stockings. I purchased these stockings at a boutique in Birmingham, AL many years ago and had them embroidered with our names, but you can see similar personalized stockings from Amazon below.

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After I hung the stockings I added a few Christmas goodies I had from years past.

A Vintage Style Christmas Mantel

The believe in miracles sign and the star were both from Hobby Lobby. The sleigh and the two small trees were both from the Target dollar spot last year.

A Vintage Style Christmas Mantel
A Vintage Style Christmas Mantel
A Vintage Style Christmas Mantel
A Vintage Style Christmas Mantel

So what do you think of my “muted” Christmas decor? I think it’s just enough color.

I’m so happy I can hang my stockings on a real (sort of?) fireplace mantel this year.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ve been inspired to repurpose or upcycle something of your own.


49 thoughts on “A Vintage Style Christmas Mantel

  1. Never too much white:) You mantel looks so festive and I love the flocked garland! Happy holidays!

  2. You’re right, there’s just nothing like a mantel when you’ve been using a shelf for a while. So exciting! Loving all your muted colors…just perfect!

  3. I love you personalized the stockings! The logs in your vintage fireplace are so wonderful! Just love it and all the details you added to your mantle!

  4. I’ll never think there’s too much white, and what a beautiful fireplace! The flocked garland is gorgeous and love your clock too! I can just imagine how much you enjoyed decorating your mantle! Thx for joining me again, friend… gorgeous as always!

  5. Just when I tell myself I’m not a “neutral” home decor type person, I see something like your terrific Christmas mantel and I change my mind! This is perfect! Everything from the fabulous clock to the flocked garland to the lovely stockings to the wonderful log edge fireplace filler is amazing! So warm and welcoming!

  6. Your vintage mantel and decor are beautiful! We totally understand your excitement. Growing up in south Florida we never had fireplaces or mantels and always felt cheated, especially at Christmastime LOL. So glad that you have that vintage beauty! Merry Christmas!

  7. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your mantel!! I love vintage Christmas but mu mantel is more Griswald style haha. I have a giant clock above my mantel too and I was wondering how I could decorate, thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Such a gorgeous mantel! I have been more about neutrals and muted colors as I’ve gotten older, too. I have that same sleigh from the Target dollar spot. 🙂 I never thought of buying a flocked garland, but I am going to think about using one next year! You can beat the $12 price tag either!


  9. I love it! It’s actually not too dissimilar to my own mantle this Christmas – it’s very white, with grey fairisle stockings hanging up, and a greenery and pinecone garland. It’s quite understated this year though – next year I want to add lots more to it! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  10. I think that the muted decor is beautiful and is something I use in my home frequently. The little bits of red and green make the mantle a focal point without it being too overwhelming. Love it!

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