Christmas Mantels Around America – My Very Merry Farmhouse Christmas Mantel

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I am sharing my rustic farmhouse Christmas mantel with you, plus Christmas mantels from around America!My Very Merry Farmhouse Christmas Mantel graphic.

I’m so excited about my Christmas mantel this year!  And I am honored to be sharing my rustic farmhouse mantel along with eighteen of your favorite bloggers from all around North America!  I’m representing my home state of North Carolina.  You’ll want to be sure to check them all out and see how we decorate differently in the regions of America.  Scroll down to the bottom to see the links to their posts.

Christmas Mantels Around America poster.

Red is making a comeback in a big way at my house this year!  I had pretty much banished it from my Christmas decor after using it for so many years, during my Tuscan phase.  What was I thinking???   😀   But, as soon as I spied some tartan plaid Christmas plates, that I used in my Christmas Breakfast Nook, I was hooked on red for Christmas once again!

Farmhouse Christmas mantel decorated with traditional red and green with a large decorated Christmas tree beside it.

I kept my wreath simple by only adding a cute Nordic sweater garland (from Kirkland’s) to it.  The garland is repeated down on the mantel, where it is mixed in with the greenery.  Cute, squatty, little trees (from Hobby Lobby) flank the “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas sign (also from Kirkland’s).  Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas sign on the decorated mantel.

 The shutters and large architectural piece pretty much stay on the mantel all the time, which makes decorating so much easier!  For my Fall Mantel, I added another layer with the board that the wreath and sign are hanging from and left if here for Christmas.  Grapevine wreaths, mini Christmas trees and decorative window shutters are on the mantel.

The shutters make a great backdrop for twig wreaths, with a Christmas ornament hanging in the middle, and red Christmas lanterns (from Hobby Lobby).  When I was finished adding everything to the mantel, it seemed to still be missing something.  Once I added the felt ball garland in red white and green (from Target), I realized that was just what it needed!

A mini Christmas tree with red ornaments is on the mantel.

For the last several years, I’ve tried to do something different on my mantel – something a little non-traditional.  But, I never have enjoyed it quite as much as this year’s version.  Christmas red and green just might be here to stay at my house!

There is a large wicker basket filled with presents on the white fireplace mantel.

The tartan plaid dishes, that I referred to earlier, set the tone for my Christmas decorating this year.  The shelves in my breakfast nook were the first to be decorated for Christmas and that theme carried into my family room!


Rustic farmhouse Christmas breakfast nook with open shelving behind the table.

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Check out the beautiful mantels from these fabulous bloggers!


This Mama’s Dance


Atta Girl Says  ||  Golden Boys & Me  ||  In My Own Style  ||  StoneGable  ||The Everyday Home  ||  The Rustic Life  ||  Worthing Court


Cedar Hill Farmhouse  ||  Edith & Evelyn  ||  House By Hoff  ||  It All Started With Paint  ||  Maison de Pax  ||  Town & Country Living


At The Picket Fence  ||  Classic Casual Home  ||  Tidbits  ||  Twelve On Main

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  1. I love the red and green!! Looks SO beautiful 🙂

  2. Carol Barton says:

    Love your Christmas mantle

  3. Such a welcoming sight! I love the red, very traditional! I also like your wrapping paper. You are inspiring me to get a move on in my decorating.

  4. Jean Dabbs says:

    Christmas red and green colors are still my favorite colors along with the color of gold. I love my Christmas tree this year because of those colors are the most used. An acquaintance of mine has collected Christmas red and gold exclusively for her tree for years and it is stunning!! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  5. I love how you keep it clutter free. You keep it simple but yet elegant. Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. I love your mantel ideas. The grapevine wreaths are simple, but just the right amount of color. So much inspiration.

  7. Wow, your mantle is truly stunning! and i just may copy your idea of hanging wreaths with ribbon on my breakfast nook windows. Happy Holidays to you!

  8. I can’t wait to get my decorations up. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I love red in Christmas decor. I’m especially fond of the tartan plaid. Love this years look!

  10. Suzy, your Christmas mantel is beautiful, love it! So happy to be a part of this tour with you! Thank you so much for hosting!

  11. Heather Linz says:

    Really beautiful! I like red and green, and anything tartan or plaid. So pretty…

  12. love all you do, so inspiring..thank you..

  13. Linda Manuel says:

    Your breakfast nook is my most favorite thing on all blogs. I absolutely LOVE the way it looks with those drapes – such a wonderful base to play off of with adding any kind of seasonal decor!

  14. Nancy Carroll says:

    Gorgeous! Did you use live greenery on the mantel or is this faux? If faux, where did you find it?? I need something flat like this that hangs over the edge of the mantel.

    1. Hi GF. The greenery is made up of bits and pieces of faux greenery picks that I’ve accumulated over the years. 😀

  15. Your traditional red & green mantel looks spectacular! Pinning away your beautiful holiday home!!! 🙂

  16. Love the classic red and green. Love the large wicker basket as well. Great looks

  17. Suzi, I am always such a huge fan of your decor. So many of my very favorite pins on Pinterest lead back to you! 🙂 Your breakfast room is stunning, especially with its holiday decor. This mantel is so classically Christmas and just lovely. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party.

  18. Carol Elkins says:

    Your mantel is beautiful! I love how you keep some of the same pieces year round and just add to them for the holidays.

  19. Wow, you outdid yourself this year, Suzy! Your mantel (and tree) are gorgeous … and classic … and whimsical all rolled into one! Love your ribbons, too and the crisp red and white! What a fabulous Christmas mantel blog hop you’ve organized … I love Christmas mantels and look forward to seeing everyone’s creations (along with more of your holiday home)!

  20. Dina Bradshaw says:

    Love Love Love your taste . Please keep your ideas coming!

  21. Suzy, talk about knocking it our of the park!!! You have me in the MERRY mood.

    Thanks for inviting me to this fun little adventure.

    Happy Christmas!
    Mary Ann

  22. Karen Baumgardner says:

    Wonderful job on the mantle decor..just the right amount of farmhouse and whimsy!

  23. I am going to copy so many of yout mantel ideas, Suzy! Red and green means Christmas to me. Thank you for bringing it back!!!!

  24. Love the red, very beautiful!!

  25. Love the red! And the touches of green help to balance it. 🙂 Very colorful, but still so farmhouse… lovely!

  26. I love your mantel and the Christmas touches that you added. I agree with you on your color choices. I really like it that you decorated with red and green!

  27. Veronica Rodriguez says:

    I really like the mantle but I really focused on those shelves. I’m struggling to find the right shelves for my space.

  28. Love it! So homey and nice, and Christmas just NEEDS red. I love your home and your style, and so glad you share it with us.

  29. Have always loved the red and green. Everything looks very Christmasy without it being too much. If I ride by and honk, can I check it out in person!!

    1. Hi Linda. You sure can! Just send me a message first so that you don’t catch me in my pj’s. 😀

  30. Anne Marie says:

    Love your decorating style!!

  31. Your shutters inspired me when I first saw them. I bought some and mine are a natural wood color. Can’t decide if I should paint them or not. I have left mine natural, but I think the paint gives it a more finished look. Yours is my favorite home blog. You have wonderful decorating tastes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Sylvia Hill says:

    Love the red!!! Great ideas.

  33. Suzy everything is just amazingly beautiful! It’s all so fun and festive and perfectly Christmas-y. Thank you so much for coordinating this tour and inviting me to be apart of it! Wishing you a wonderful start to the season!

  34. Melissa Potter says:

    Christmas just isn’t Christmas without red. Love it all. Beautiful

  35. Pam Cates says:

    Beautiful mantel. It looks like Christmas at your house. I began decorating for Christmas today. I love Christmastime, don’t you?

    1. Yes, Pam – Christmas is the best!

  36. I just love how you’ve used all of he wreaths in every room.

  37. Such a gorgeous mantel, Suzy! It’s so cheerful and inviting! Thanks so much for organizing this fun tour! 🙂

  38. So happy, so merry, so bright, so CHRISTMAS! Thank you!!

  39. Carol Jones says:

    Beautiful as always…Thank you for your wonderful ideas

  40. Brenda Radliff says:

    I love your Christmas mantel. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  41. Love your Christmas mantel! Very festive decked out with red and green! I too purchased the sweater garlands at Kirklands. Aren’t they adorable? Your tree looks gorgeous! Wish you had taken a better snapshot of the tree so we could see it in its entirety. Thanks for sharing your Christmas home!

    1. Hi Nancie. I’ll be sharing more of my tree tomorrow! 😀

  42. Wow, your mantel is gorgeous! What a statement the sign in the middle makes! And your use of red is perfect…just enough to make it look festive! I love that you painted your fireplace brick white! So pretty! Have a wonderful holiday season Suzy! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home

  43. Pamela Wilson says:

    Love all of your Christmas decorating. Such a beautiful home!

  44. What a gorgeous Christmas mantel. I love the plaid. You’ve created such beautiful farmhouse decor. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! Pinning to my Christmas Board.

  45. I love all of this!! One of my favorite parts is the wrapped boxes in the basket by the fireplace. I have a similar basket, and never quite know what to do with it. I think I do now!! Thank you so much for sharing

  46. Stopping by from Sunday’s Best. I love your Christmas décor. The mantel is my favorite, but I do love the plaid on the tree. It really gives the room a country feel. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Roxanne Sanders says:

    I love your décor this year. Although the other participants have some beautiful rooms, there is nothing as heartwarming as the traditional red and green for Christmas.

  48. I really need to know how to achieve the shutter look. How do I make those and what color is on your shutters on the mantel? I love them!!!

    1. Hi Rhonda. The shutters are painted with Rustoleum spray paint in Anodized Bronze. Are you asking how I attached the twig wreaths to them for Christmas? If so, I threaded a strip of plaid ribbon through the twine string hanger that was already on a Christmas ornament. I then looped the ribbon around the wreath. I used a thumbtack in the top of the shutter to attach is to the shutter. Please let me know if this isn’t what you’re asking! 😀

      1. Rhonda Knuppel says:

        Hi Suzy,
        Just to clarify the color on the shutters as being Anodized Bronze. I am hoping that I asked about the correct shutter. I just came across a prior blog about your bi-fold doors that you cut apart. They are on your mantel. These are the ones that I wanted the color that you used. It may still be the Anodized Bronze, but I wanted to make sure we are talking about the same thing and I feared that I may have asked about shutters instead of the cut bi-fold doors. It looks more greyish in color in the picture on the internet.

        1. Hi Rhonda. Anodized Bronze seems like a weird name for a gray color, but that’s what these are painted with. The shutters on the mantel are a part of the bi-fold doors that I cut apart. I also used a couple of them on the wall in my dining room, which you can see here: . Hope this helps!

          1. Rhonda Knuppel says:

            Thank you so very much!! I’m going to see if I can find those at Home Depot and pick up the paint as well. I’m so excited about redoing things in my home and I just love your website. I am not too décor savvy, but you are teaching me. I’m forever grateful.

  49. I love every single thing about your space! It really is just gorgeous and dreamy 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with us at Funtastic Friday!

  50. So beautiful! I love plaid during the holidays and I’m swooning over all the touches of plaid.

  51. I love everything but, those dishes and the little snowman so cute! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared.

  52. I would be spending a lot, a whole lot, of time sitting and enjoying this beautiful space