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.Pin

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.

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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.Pin

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.Pin

 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.Pin

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.Pin

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.Pin

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.Pin

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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.