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European Christmas Mantel

Over the Summer I found the most incredible European cast stone mantel on Craigslist. My husband and I drove three hours one way to rescue it out of an old mansion in Kansas City, Missouri that was being modernized.

I have dreamed of decorating it for Christmas these past several months.

The mantel now graces our living room and truly is a statement piece. I decided to dress it simply with a faux cedar garland and simple pink bows.

The Deer statues were once black and I redid them in gold. I think they look beautiful in the candlelight.

 The ironstone water pitcher is filled with pink roses that have dried but still retain their beauty.

The mantel features two beautiful maidens on each side and the craftsmanship is truly amazing. I never tire of gazing at it's beauty.

Candlelight, scattered books and ornaments decorate the marble stone slab in front of the mantel.

Our  living room tree this year is an Old World European style tree that I purchased from Wayfair. I absolutely love it, and honestly, would love another one.

It is decorated with beloved pink ornaments from a dear friend and pink tulle pom pom garlands from Hobby Lobby.

This year I decorated the window seat. The trio of beautiful beveled glass windows each wear a simple wreath adorned with a pink bow.

I love the sweet pink velvet pillow that reads "Let's get cozy".

The presents are wrapped in vibrant pink wrapping from The Dollar Tree and tied with pink tulle. A single jingle bell is added for a touch or Christmas.

This side of the living room is newly painted with gorgeous white walls. The paint color is "Simply White" by Benjamin Moore.

I love the new look!

I wanted to share a sweet picture of our cat Jeffrey enjoying the candlelight. This will be his first Christmas.

Thank you for visiting today! Only one week until Christmas!



  1. So beautiful, I love everything about your Christmas mantel!

    1. Thank you Amanda!! You are so sweet to visit!!! Thank you my sweet friend!

  2. Larissa,
    Loving every photo of your beautiful rescued mantel. I would have driven 3 hours each way, also.

    Joyeux Noël,

    1. Thank you so much Judith! I absolutely adore this mantel and its truly a blessing to me! Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Wonderful pictures. Merry Christmas.

  4. This is different but beautifully executed. I do have a question? Do you have access to the pattern of the chevron afghan on the arm of the chair. I can basically see how but would like to obtain a copy of the pattern if possible. Thank you and Merry Christmas


    1. Hi Kay. I unfortunately do not have a pattern for this, it was gifted to me years ago. Thank you so much for visiting and have a merry Christmas!

  5. Hi Kay. I unfortunately do not have a pattern for this, it was gifted to me years ago. Thank you so much for visiting.


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