Oh Penny, this is SO beautiful!!! Will you show us a wider shot so that we can wee the whole fireplace? Please????xoxo,Mary
Penny, I love the nature you've brought into your home for Christmas. You are awesome at decorating. Your blog looks beautiful!! Hugs, Terrie
Your mantle looks lovely! I love the birds' nest and evergreen boughs.
Loving the back to nature look. I thought this post was wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration!Lorri
So so beautiful, Penny...I sure would love to see a complete shot of your fireplace and mantle. How I wish I lived in the woods but all I can find out here in W. Texas is tumbleweeds and they aren't nearly as pretty as the things you found!! ;O)
Your mantle is beautiful! I love your nature theme.
Penny, this is so beautiful! Love the birds! Nancy
Penny,Your blog is just beautiful. I love how you used nature to decorate,the mantle is lovely, thank you for sharing.Hugs~Michelle
It is perfect! Lucky you to have holly where you can cut it. I love how this looks:>)
I love that you used all things from nature to create this lovely mantel for the Holidays...Nice touchHUGSJO
Hi Penny,I love your nature inspired mantle!Hugs,LeAnn:)
Penny, your mantle looks great!Cathy
I love the look of back to naturefor Christmas...your fireplace looks wonderful..we did one of our trees a few years ago all in natural things...I made simple tiny wool felt elves and placed than through out the tree. Any child that came to our house was welcome to pick a little elf to take home..It was fun…Louise
Very pretty Penny. There's nothing better than what comes naturally out in your yard. :)
I can smell the fresh pine right now! Fabulous christmas decor w/ nature's gifts!
Very pretty Penny! I love that it's so simple and elegant!Manuela
stopped by to say hello and how lovely your mantle place looks..I am a designer who licenses her artwork to manufacturers. Hope you will stop by sometime to see my blog.best,carol
LOVE the greens Penny! Sooo pretty and organic. Thank-you so much for the tip on the blank spaces....I will def. use it. cherry
Very pretty! Did you see any bittersweet in the woods? I need to clip some evergreen branches, too. They smell so wonderful!
I just love the reds in this new blog Penny and the green boughs on your mantle along with the bronze birds makes everything so Christmas-y!Hugs, Pat
Penny it looks so homey and warm. I have a lot of pine cones in my yard. I have to use them. Thanks Penny, awesome job.
It's looking so pretty!! I too have 2 little birds on my mantel. :) Vanessa
I am yearning to get outside Penny, and to clip here and there...walking softly about the woods, gathering pine cones...I just feel your warmth of spirit radiating from your lovely vignettes!
Penny, this is exactly the kind of decorating I love. Using what you can "glean" I don't live in the country, but I still get lots of cuttings from our own yards and also the trees on our street! What a sweet mantel, love it.xo Lidy
Ohhhh girl it is looking pretty up in here! I love everything I am seeing from you new colors and the header pic and the mantle is just gorgeous!!!! I would love to see the whole room! lol lol I love this Penny!
This is so beautiful! ♥ Diane
Penny,I can't imagine walking out my door and returning with all of those natural goodies! Your mantel looks beautiful. I would need to settle for palm frawns ;)Hugs,Dena
Love your Christmas mantle!Barbara Jean
Love bringing the outside in...that nest is adorable!Have a blessed and wonderful day!smiles, kari & kijsa
This is soo beautiful..I found your blog visiting Posted from Home..Greets from Holland:)
There is nothing I like better in the cold months of winter than a long walk in the woods. I noticed Thanksgiving during our walk that the wild hollies are loaded with berries this year. Last year there were none. Wonder if that means we're in for a long cold snowy winter? Your mantle looks beautiful. ~ Lynn
Pat, I love the rustic natural touches you've incorporated into your Christmas decorating. They're really perfect for where you live, too.
Such a warm natural look. Yesterday I got an evergreen wreath but haven't started decorating really.Darla
The mantel is gorgeous! I miss all my evergreens at our other house that I could take clippings from. Now I'm back to using the fake evergreen and losing the aromatic scent.Hugs,Cathie
Such a beautiful mantle Penny! I love anything to do with birds/nests/nature & love your mantle's nature theme!Deb
Penny, what a beautiful mantel. I've got a natural look going on mine this year too, which I'll be posting later. Love your header pic too! So pretty.
Oh Penny! This is so beautiful!!Your home is always such a pretty, warm and special place to be...Love,Sue
So lovely, and bringing nature in to celebrate Christmas is so nice. When I lived in Ontario, there was this wonderful place where they taught you how to create boxwood and hydrangea wreaths and wonderful arrangements tucked in antique troths. I love the way your arrangement turned out.Karen
It looks great, Penny.I am experiencing a bit of mantel dissatisfaction at my house. I can't get it to quite suit me yet.
Hi Penny :)Your mantle looks beautiful! I love the fresh greenery mixed in :)Oh and my brother Kent was named after his dad. Your husband is only the 2nd person I've ever heard of with that name :)hugs,rue