December 3, 2012

boxwood christmas mantel

This year for my Christmas mantel I decided to use preserved boxwoods in lieu of garland ~ and I'm so happy with how it turned out!  I love the square wreath boxwood, that I picked up at West Elm.  I had already owned the other two topiaries, so when I saw this square wreath I knew that a simple boxwood theme would be how I decorated my mantel this year.

The glass antiqued mercury Christmas tree is a favorite of mine as well.

Our mantel is surrounded by our Christmas tree on one side and by a trio of smaller lighted trees on the other side, creating a beautiful Christmas atmosphere in our family room. 
More to come on the Christmas tree next week!

Merry Monday

So honored that this mantel was featured on Houzz



  1. So pretty! I love anything West Elm and the boxwood frame is no exception!

  2. Becky I love the boxwood wreaths, I wish I could find a good deal on them, they're always so expensive. Did you make your own? Your mantel looks fantastic.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss Blog)

    1. Hi Leslie! Thanks so much for your very sweet comment!

      I bought the the two potted boxwoods from Restoration Hardware about 2 years ago. They are expensive, but they stay out all year and move around my house a lot, so I feel like it was worth the money :)

  3. I saw your boxwood mantel photos on and I love them! I love the beauty of simplicity! Thank you for sharing! Kim in N.C.

  4. Really gorgeous! I love it because it looks so clean and fresh. It is very peaceful to look at. Stopping by from Bloggy Moms. I am a new follower on twitter! Hope to see you at True Aim.

  5. Hi! New follower here from the Monday Mingle! Looking forward to your posts! I like everything I see! Would love a visit from you at Moms Surviving Kids!

  6. Simply the best...

    It's so pretty with just green and white. To be honest, this are the color combo my family & I decided to use on Christmas Eve.

    Great job...

    BTW, I am new in your blog... nice to find you.

    Happy TTT,

    Greetings from a freezing and snowy Stockholm,

  7. Such a pretty mantel! I love that square wreath; so unique!
    I am visiting from the naptime review blog hop...

  8. Oh so cute. Love the square one.

  9. Becky,
    Thanks so much for stopping by Enjoying the Journey and joining the link up. It is always great to meet a new follower, and even better when they are a fellow Texan!

  10. I love the boxwood wreath next to the brushed silver Christmas tree. It looks stunning. Ok, now I'm inspired to spruce up my mantel. Thanks for the inspiration! Found you at Mom's Monday Mingle.

  11. I love your mantle! absolutely stunning!
    I'm from Tell Me About it Tuesday link up and stopping by!

  12. So pretty. Simple and elegant.

  13. I love your mantle. It's beautiful, clean, and simple.

  14. My sisters loves to decorate our mantel. I adore yours. Thanks for sharing! I'm sure my sister will gonna get an idea in this post. :)

    Arrielle P

  15. Huge fan. It's lovely and gorgeous. So clean and simple.

  16. so simple, pure, and lovely!

    hope you will have a chance to stop by, and today i am hosting a giveaway. hope you win!

    peace to you.


  17. Lovely! Would love if you came by the mantel party to link up!!
    The party is happening now!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  18. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful features with us this week at Inspire Me Monday!
    Congratulations - I've chosen this one to feature this week at

    Create With Joy

  19. So pretty and simple! I just love your actual mantel too! Thanks so much for linking up to The Handmade Christmas party at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring this on my Facebook page later today. Have a great week!
    Jenn :)

  20. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  21. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! I love seeing how wonderfully festive everyone is decorating this time of the year! :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  22. Just beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!


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