Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Mantel

Simple with a touch of bling.  
Love the battery operated candles but they do not make good photos. They are not nearly this golden yellow in reality. 
I'm in love with lanterns. They flow great with Christmas decor.
Can't you imagine one being carried on the fox hunt?





And now something to warm your heart. Our little friend, Gavin who has been undergoing chemo for the last 6 months, received an early Christmas gift- a liver transplant! Surgery went well but yesterday they found a blood clot and took him back to surgery. He is being closely monitored in ICU. Please pray for him, and his parents on this journey- expecting to be away from home at least 3 months. Things are looking good for Gavin today. Also, remember the selfless and kind donor family in their grief. We are so grateful to them and God for this miracle. If you have not already done so, please discuss organ donation with your family. To save a life is the greatest gift of all. 
Posting to:
Uncommon Slice of Surburbia- Holiday Mantels
From My Front Porch to Yours- Mantel Party
Southern Hospitality- Merry Mantels
Savvy Southern Style- Wow Us Wednesday

33 comments:

Andrea said...

Firstly, your mantel is very pretty-love the lanterns! Secondly, all at once I'm happy for Gavin, sad for the donor family, and nervous for Gavin's family. What a trying time! I'll hug my girls a little closer tonight!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Tammy -- your mantle is gorgeous! I love the silver elements -- seems I am about the silver this year :)

Praying for Gavin and his recovery and for all those involved!

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Tammy, I'm so glad to get the update on little Gavin and will continue to pray for him and his family ... and now for the donor family. I pray for you and yours as well, asking God's richest blessings on each of you during this holy season. (Love your mantel!)

Pamela said...

Sending prayers up for gavin and the donor family! Love the lanterns Tammy! Everything look just beautiful!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Will be praying for little Gavin. What a blessing...

Your fireplace is lovely. I really like the glittery letter dangling down...so pretty and fun. Everything just sparkles. And that lantern on the floor...where did you find it? You did a wonderful job!

Cindy said...

Such a beautiful mantle Tammy...I absolutely love it! Special prayers for Gavin...what a blessing to receive this gift at such a wonderful time of year!

Heather said...

Your mantle is just lovely. I especially like the lanterns.

I am hoping that your sweet friend Gavin and his family are doing well. He must be a very special little boy.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your mantel. Of course anything with a hunt scene is a good thing. My candles photograph yellow, too.

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just absolutely beautiful! :-)
Vanessa

A Vintage Vine said...

Those lanterns work so well on there! Great job and those initials on the stockings are a perfect addition!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I love your mantel and the hunt scene is just so prefect.

I will pray for Gavin.

Dee

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your mantel is very pretty, Tammy, but I LOVE the hunt-scene picture. Prayers for little Gavin, and the donor family.

Julie Harward said...

Love the mantel..and the picture, the lanterns and all. God bless little Gavin! ;D

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...this is so pretty, Tammy! I love the greenery and the lantern!

Saying many prayers for Gavin and the generous family of the donor.

XO,
Jane

Brandi said...

Saying a prayer for Gavin and the donor family. Thank-you for sharing his progress.

Your mantle looks very nice, Tammy! I love the lanterns and the initials on the stockings!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I totally missed out on these mantel parties but am enjoying seeing what everyone has come up with. Love your lanterns of course. Also the initials on the stockings. I have never used the battery operated candles...I figured I would always have a dead battery and no replacement! Hope you are having a good week so far.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yes its hard to find nice sized lanterns to fit a mantel. Your mantel is so charming, Tammy. Prayers for GAvin!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

So glad to hear Gavin is doing well. What a wonderful gift for their family this year and you are right a very selfless one given by that family.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your mantel looks beautiful, I love the lanterns! My prayers are with Gavin and his family. Martina

michelle said...

Tammy how wonderful for Gavin, him and his family are for sure in my thoughts and prayers as well as the donor family.
Your mantel is beautiful and I love lanterns too!!! Your stockings are so pretty, I love the gray and the snowflakes. Everything looks so festive and cozy.
xoxox

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love lanterns year round, but the style of yours are especially nice at Christmas with all the greenery. Those stockings are very pretty too.

Wishing for a speedy and total recovery for Gavin.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Tammy...

Your Christmas mantel is beautiful, my friend! I love the hunt painting! The black lanterns look perfect with it! Another one of my favorite things is that pretty silver reindeer sitting so pretty on the hearth! Simply GORGEOUS!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us!

Warmest Christmas Wishes,
Chari

Marcia said...

Praying for Gavin, Tammy. My heart flooded with God's compassion as I read your words. Your lanterns are perfectly lit with those battery candles. Good tip for my lantern sitting outside.

Love and blessings.

xinex said...

How beautiful! I love your hunt scene picture too!...Christine

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,


This looks like right out of a magazine! Very classy, love it!

I am glad that Gavin is getting better.

Gabriela

Cindy said...

Your mantel is so pretty! I love it, the lanterns are so lovely, and the silver reindeer fits in perfectly.
Beautiful!!!
Love and hugs, Cindy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking good here...LOVE the stockings!!!

Blessings,
Linda

the cape on the corner said...

love the sparkly bits, and i use tons of battery operated candles. i love them! so glad to hear about your friend, as well.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so pretty Tammy. Love the lanterns and the snowy icy look to the mantle...so elegant.

I will be sayig prayers for Gavin....bless his heart....and the donor family as well...

Lou Cinda

Robin said...

Dont' you just love flameless candles. I have them all over my house. I really like the ones with the timers. They make them even more wonderful.

Your mantel looks so pretty. I love the lanterns and the sparkle.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I am so happy for this little boy. To young to be so sick. My heart goes out to the family. So glad he was able to find a transplant. Your mantel looks beautiful. I love your painting and the lanterns. You are one talented lady!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Your mantel is gorgeous Tammy! I love the stockings, very pretty and different too!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Gavin and family are in my prayers. Your mantel looks great!
Debbie