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Marie Antoinette Christmas Mantel

Christmas magic in the library...

If you've been a reader for  a while, you know how much I adore Marie Antoinette style. My library is always decorated with a nod to Marie Antoinette all year long.

I normally prefer a very simple Christmas mantel, just a garland of greenery and simple bows.

This year I went over the top with my Christmas garland. I added eucalyptus, roses, pink poinsettias. pearls, and ostrich feathers.

My inspiration for the garland was of course Marie, but also my beautiful pair of antique church altar candelabras. I love the soft colors of the delicate porcelain roses and I wanted to echo that in my garland and wreath.

Its a bit over the top, and not a look for everyone's taste, but its something different.

The tree in here isn't finished, but it will look much the same as last year.

Except this year, it will be decorated with all pink bulbs and some adorable macaron ornaments.

I have started decorating a bit in the dining room. The theme the last few years has been the Nutcracker Ballet.

Here  is a sneak peak at the tree so far, I am not finished yet.

I have been so busy as of late, and have not had as much time for blogging as I would like. One reason is that I need a new computer. My computer is literally on its last leg! I bought it six years ago and it honestly seems like yesterday! I can't believe its already time for a new one. I'm kind of dragging my feet on getting a new one because its not a fun purchase lol. But at this point its necessary.

Have you started your holiday decorating yet? If so, do you have a special theme or colors that you use? I would love to know!

I wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving this week! I am so thankful for all of you!



  1. I just love your decorating. Beautiful!Enjoy all your posts. Happy Thanksgiving 🍁

  2. Stunningly beautiful. Like turning back a page in time. Wow.

  3. hi larissa! your mantel is elegant and dreamy! i do not find it to be overdone in any way at ALL, and if it is 'over-the-top' to some, your loyal blog readers find it exactly to their liking.
    i have started decorating a bit, and, like you, i like all things vintage and *p*i*n*k* with plenty of cream, white, and softly gleaming metallics, mixed in.
    i love thanksgiving but find it difficult to decorate for, since the fall colors are definitely not my thing! it is beautiful in nature, but not in my house, so i sort of just jump right in with the christmas decorations.
    i wish you and your sweet family a blessed and happy thanksgiving, and thank YOU for your beautiful posts and all their inspiration to get us going!

  4. So glad you posted again! I just recently found you and have poured over previous Christmas decor. It's fun to see this year's decor. Looking forward to more.

  5. I agree with Karla: this mantel is incredibly beautiful, elegant and dreamy. And I don't think it is overdone either. I especially love the candelabras - sooo pretty and unique.

    Our family tree is American Traditional (I think?) with red and gold ornaments along with decorations that the children made in school. However, last year I put up a second pencil tree in our bedroom with pink and gold. This year I set it up in our dark blue and white dining room, and changed it to blue/white/gold with red accents. However, I am inspired by white, gold and pink color scheme you have going on and I am including more of these colors in my home in 2023.

    Happy Holidays and Be Well!


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