Monday, December 21, 2015

Cardinal House Christmas : part two

I love our fireplace mantel at anytime, but at Christmas it is even more fun to play with and dress. 
Click HERE for details on where this historic mantel came from. 

This year I layered the greenery. Starting with two very full faux garland, topped with two faux white flocked garland end to end, and enhanced with fresh cedar branches tucked in to the mix. Various sizes and finishes of tree ornaments with pine cones along with warm white lights and fresh roses finish the garland.

I love playing with the Christmas decorations. It's all about layering the pieces and adding a little something new each year.

This morning I sat in the living room with my morning cup of coffee and enjoyed the festive view. 
After all, isn't it about stopping to enjoy the roses.

I hope you take time to enjoy the festive views in your own home.


  1. Katherine it is just gorgeous - pink is my favorite way to decorate for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. Thanks Stacy. Decorating for the holidays is always fun for me.

  2. It's really fabulous! The lights are so meticulously put into the wreath. The statuette of Virgin Mary and little Jesus is really very exquisite. I like the colors also. Pink roses are so tender.
    Merry Christmas! Warm hugs, Matilda Beaver

    1. Thank you Matilda. I love the play between holiday greenery and fresh flowers, it's romantic.
      Merry Christmas.