12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, Day 9

November 9, 2015 | By | Comments (45)
Photo credit: Laurey W. Glenn

Photo credit: Laurey W. Glenn

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love (or Southern Living!) gave to me, a holiday made extraordinary. Don the mantle with Christmas treasures such as these bottleneck snow trees and art deco-inspired etched trees. Mixing in live garland not only fills space, but also adds the scent of the holiday season.

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How to Enter: What is on your mantle this holiday season? Comment your answer below for a chance to win. Official rules here.


  1. Maddie

    A big picture of the family of course! followed by two silver glittery reindeer, 2 big candles, and 3 hanging stockings.

    December 9, 2015 at 11:48 am
  2. angelasaver

    On our mantel this holiday season is pinecones, garland, an antique clock, a picture of our family, candes, & after Thanksgiving, we will add our stockings!


    November 12, 2015 at 8:24 am
  3. angelasaver

    On our mantel this holiday season is pinecones, garland, an antique clock, a picture of our family, & after Thanksgiving, we will add our stockings!


    November 12, 2015 at 8:22 am
  4. clmdukes

    I live in SW Florida and don’t have a fireplace so I use my grandmother’s vintage credenza to hang my stockings on and place Christmas ceramics.

    November 11, 2015 at 7:48 am
  5. gaye

    collection of texas santas and reindeer

    November 10, 2015 at 5:40 pm
  6. chriistina hicks

    garland strung with lights,silver pinecones,candles,it’s loverly

    November 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm
  7. Lauren S

    Vintage manger arrangement and figurines passed down to me by my grandmother. Also, handmade Christmas stockings my grandma made when I was a baby. I have these hung on antique stocking hangers with unique Christmas characters.

    November 10, 2015 at 12:24 pm
  8. Dawn Katzoff

    stockings and lights.

    November 10, 2015 at 4:20 am
  9. Cristina

    Dallas Cowboys theme

    November 10, 2015 at 12:53 am
  10. Vickie

    This year my mantel is Beachy-nautical with lots of sea glass colors. A bit electic with a mix of new and old Mercury glass spheres in silver and blue in various heights on one end. A antique Bakelite angel that was my grandmothers with vintage glass Japanese round fish buoys in a large clam shell. Pine cones tucked in along the display on a garland of fresh greenery and streamers of burlap and fishing net. Candles, sand dollar, Seashells, starfish, tucked in here and there with my old shiney bright glass ornaments. A simple boxwood wreath above with a gingham and burlap bow. Every year I have a different theme. Thanks.

    November 9, 2015 at 11:08 pm
  11. gmcl

    A Santa & sleigh with reindeer that my mother made over 60 years ago.

    November 9, 2015 at 9:53 pm
  12. Linda Haley

    I use magnolia, candles and pine cones.

    November 9, 2015 at 9:15 pm
  13. Shannon

    My nativity collection is very special, always on the mantle!

    November 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm
  14. Sheila Strickland

    The stockings I cross stitched for each of my family along with lighted greenery and candles.

    November 9, 2015 at 8:23 pm
  15. karen s

    On my mantle this Holiday season will be ornaments and Christmas themed arts and crafts pieces that my children and grandchild have made for me throughout the years, accented with draping greenery. My beloved collection grows each year.

    November 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm
  16. Cheryl Andrews

    a collection of deer and reindeer, with pine and my white pine cones (which I just learned how to do!) and of course, candles

    November 9, 2015 at 8:03 pm
  17. Janna Trammell

    Mercury glass and candles

    November 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm
  18. Susan Hatcher

    Normally a lighted greenery swag with bows on each end. I have some tall glitter trees on one end and a big clear glass cylinder filled with colored Christmas ball ornaments on the other side. A big star in the center.

    November 9, 2015 at 7:11 pm
  19. Kim G

    Candles, stockings and scented pinecones.

    November 9, 2015 at 4:55 pm
  20. Steve

    Christmas Santas from around the world and Chritmas/Holiday Beer steins

    November 9, 2015 at 4:46 pm
  21. James Osier

    A picture of Monte, my little buddy. He was the world’s friendliest and lovingest cat that live hard and died at the too young age of 9 years. Christmas was his favorite time of year too. He loved to curl up under the tree on the snowman tree skirt, get a drink from that lovely fir scented water, and make sure any ornaments danging too close to the bottom of the tree were swiftly removed.
    Merry Cat Christmas everyone.

    November 9, 2015 at 4:16 pm
  22. jene davis

    Angels, greenery and a clock adorn my mantle year after year and this year is no exception. The angels are hand carved from a Jesuit town in Bolivia, South America. The clock is a restored 1930 mantle clock given to us by a friend. The greenery comes for our own trees in the country. I actually enjoy this decoration so much it remains as a part of out decor for a few months after Christmas is over.

    November 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm
  23. amylou61

    Nothing yet, but there will be pine boughs, white lights, and whatever else my daughter puts together. She always makes it beautiful.

    November 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm
  24. amylou61

    Nothing yet, but I know there will be pine boughs and white lights. My daughter likes to change it up, and she always does something beautiful.

    November 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm
  25. Discover Southern (@discoversouthrn)

    Every year, I do a huge santa-scape with my collection of santas and snowmen!

    November 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm
  26. Kristin G

    We have a few older pieces that my mom has had for years. Lots of angels and some garland. We also have a ceramic dachshund and we put a christmas hat and scarf on it 🙂

    November 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm
  27. Sharon K

    Pinecone candlesticks, pine boughs, pinecones from my grandfather’s property, burlap ribbon, two brass reindeers, and a Christmas painting done by my mother. 🙂

    November 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm
  28. Julie

    I love to decorate our mantle with advent candles, greenery, and lights! The nativity set on sideboard table to one side and our Christmas tree on the other side!

    November 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm
  29. Faye Garrett

    I love to decorate for Christmas. We do not have a mantle but I love to set up the nativity scene in the foyer with poinsettias (white and red) and a few lights. It makes for a warm welcome to the house.

    November 9, 2015 at 12:09 pm
  30. Matthew Bennett

    My mantle has colored lights all around it and a fire going through the month. This way I can turn the lights down and make it look festive without dusting.

    November 9, 2015 at 12:07 pm
  31. Janice Gallaway

    No mantle, but the deep built in buffet is covered in presents wrapped in gold and little gold trees scattered on and about.

    November 9, 2015 at 11:47 am
  32. Janice

    I decorate each room with a “theme,” angels in the kitchen, Santas in the dining room, and snowmen in the living room. I chose the snowmen in the living room so I can keep them up all of January for a “winter wonderland” theme. In the center of my mantel is a snowman my twin sister gave me in 1976 during our first Christmas away from home. This gesture meant so much to me and is one of many reasons why I love my twin sister so much!

    November 9, 2015 at 11:25 am
  33. Maggie

    Every Christmas I look forward to putting out the Swedish St. Lucia that my grandmother’s family had sent them many years ago from Sweden! I love how unique it is, but also the reminder of our heritage it brings!

    November 9, 2015 at 10:47 am
  34. Claudine Farrar

    White and Gold are my mantle colors for the holidays. I do ribbon and glass candle holders to add shimmer and a slight amount of Greenery.

    November 9, 2015 at 10:33 am
  35. Phyllis Sears

    Christmas candles, greenery with red ribbons and in the center the Nativity

    November 9, 2015 at 10:26 am
  36. Laura

    Greenery, red ball ornaments, stockings with their holders–sweet and simple!

    November 9, 2015 at 10:24 am
  37. Karen Griffin

    No mantle at my house, I do set up a huge Christmas village in the living room.

    November 9, 2015 at 9:55 am
  38. Cindy Moline

    Candles and stocking holders with greenery in between

    November 9, 2015 at 9:53 am
  39. AngelaS

    Absolutely nothing. I’m mantleless. We do have deep windowsills where I put electric candles and our angel collection during the holidays.

    November 9, 2015 at 9:30 am
  40. Isabel Bennett

    A set of matching stockings for each member of the family with a popcorn garland hanging between each sock.

    November 9, 2015 at 9:29 am
  41. Anna Bennett

    A nativity set that our church gave to my daughter on her first Christmas at their annual “Baby Jesus Birthday Party”

    November 9, 2015 at 9:27 am
  42. Diana Barnes

    A ceramic Christmas tree that I made 40 years ago and painted with green and snow trim. It fits over a set of colored lights and blinks through the season. My kids love it, which is why it sits out of reach.

    November 9, 2015 at 9:24 am
  43. Hannah Pye

    Greenery from the trees in the forest surrounding red candles from the dollar store.

    November 9, 2015 at 9:20 am
  44. maureen

    I have a crystal angel and a nativity set.

    November 9, 2015 at 9:18 am
  45. Anna Robertson

    A Christmas train I got from Callaway Gardens on my son’s first Christmas.

    November 9, 2015 at 9:17 am

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