Sweet Christmas Snippets Mantle

 
Hello my dear friends!
 
I am healing more each day and slow but surely getting Christmas décor out.  My oldest daughter, Nichole helped me decorate our family room mantle.
 
As long as I can remember I have had a sweet tooth.  I decided to embrace it with the gifts of this holiday season.
 



All year long, no matter what trials we may be facing the good Lord sees to it that we get sweet snippets in our life.
 
It's important that we reach out and grab them.  Don't let them slip away!



I truly believe that these snippets are not accidental!
 



Just like the icing on a cake, my little toy stove adds a touch of 'special' to the candy themed mantle



Do you believe in the magic of Christmas?  It brings such joy to my heart!

 
I found the old Sunbeam mixer when helping with Aunt Bunnies estate.  The aqua sings to me!!  I love red and aqua together.
 
 
Wishing you all a wonderful and happy holiday season!
 
hugs,
 

33 comments

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

It's beautiful Jann! I love the idea of sweet treats woven into the other decor.

Jeanie said...

I love decorating with candy but I think yours is the sweetest of all! It looks darling, Jann. And I think extra fun you could do it with your daughter. How that makes me smile.

Sending good wishes for each and every day of healing.

Lady of the Manor said...

Love your “sweet” mantle and that you and your daughter created it together. That, itself, was one of life’s special snippets! Hugs!! Zenda

Artsy VaVa said...

I love your mantel Jann!

Debby in Kansas, USA said...

I love it. With that darling mixer & stove and all that candy, it immediately made me think back to visiting Santa's Village when I was very young. Maybe 4 or 5? It was up in the San Bernardino Mtns. above L.A. I remember it ever so vaguely, but I recall a Mrs. Claus' kitchen or something like that. There was candy & good things everywhere. I still remember the smell of fudge! My mom said we about froze, it was so cold!!

It looks beautiful and I'm glad you felt well enough to pretty up your home....looks tasty, too!! My husband would make quick work of that candy in about 2 days. I'm not kidding lol.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann I am always happy to see you post! I love your mantel! How fun to embrace the sweet part of the holidays! I'm getting my Christmas decor out and loving it!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh Jann that is the cutest idea ever! Decorating with "sweets". I am afraid I would have to place them up high where we could not reach them. LOL! Yes, those snippets are BEAUTIFUL and so are you dear friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Jann, You have had more trials than anyone should carry, yet you stay such a positive person. How wonderful for all your children and come and participate in doing the holiday "work". Rest, heal, and enjoy!
Hugs, Pam

Rose L said...

All those tempting sweets would not last long with me around!

ellen b said...

Glad you continue to heal. Fun mantle. I love this joy filled season we are entering. Blessings!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Jann this is SO cute and clever!! That aqua mixer drew me right in as my kitchen is aqua, red and yellow! Need to keep my eyes open for one of those. Great idea including all of the sweets in your mantle display.

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Your mantle is so sweet! Did I really type that? Was trying to be cute but I don't think I succeeded. I love Christmas and am right there with you. Don't take a second for granted. Enjoy life especially little things. I think Christmas is a magical time.

You amaze me.

Hugs

Cindy

Rita C. said...

Oh my goodness, so sweet (pun intended!). Your daughter certainly has the same knack for styling great vignettes as you, Jann.
Wishing you many, many sweet snippets of life to come!

CC said...

Absolutely love my sweets also!! The turquoise mixer looks fantastic.

Debby Ray said...

Oh I love it! What a very cool idea...but coming from you, no surprise! It's a good thing I don't live close by...those sweet yummies just might turn up missing! What a blessing that you are recovering so well! Hugs!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a sweet idea! I love how you put it all together. So happy to hear you are healing well and you are in high spirits for the holidays.

happyone said...

Great idea for the sweet mantle. Looks very festive.
I too don't believe the 'snippets' are accidents nor do I believe in coincidences.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jann. I am loving your sweet snippets mantle. I am glad to hear that you are healing and feeling stronger. Together, you and your daughter made a delightful display for Christmas. Take care my friend..xxoJudy

Linda W. said...

Good to see you are back to your decorating self! Love your mantel decorations.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

It's adorable Jann, love it! I must say that the candy wouldn't be there for long! I have no self control when it comes to sweets!
Hope you are still recovering nicely! xoxo

kate steeper said...

I knew youd be back , after all would you want the kids to have to sort all your stuff out?...lol

Liz@Home and Gardening With Liz said...

How cute and sweet Jann! When I was a child we had an aqua sunbeam mixer! I enjoyed seeing yours on the mantel. You are so right about grabbing the swet snippets in our life! God Bless, Liz

Joanne Boulter said...

Dear Jann, I love your theme. It's amazing how all things are spiritual right? Have a beautiful holiday season the veil is just a little thinner this time of year which brings great blessings.
xoxo Jo

Junkchiccottage said...

Dear Jann,
I love your sweet mantel and love that your daughter helped you create this pretty theme. I am so happy to hear you are feeling better. You have been on a long journey and it is good to see you are seeing blessing around you and grabbing hold of them. Have fun as you prepare your pretty home for Christmas.
Hugs,
Kris

Sandi Magle said...

Hmmm it's beautiful and yes the sweetest things are to be enjoyed. Best to you for all days!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

I'm happy to hear that you're healing a bit more. I love your mantel decorated with all those beautiful glass containers with all those yummy, delicious, sweet and colorful candies. MMM GOOD!

Kim said...

Jann, I am just smitten with your entire mantle...the sweets, all the little decor pieces and those banners. They are my weakness. Beautiful...just beautiful. I'm so glad to you hear that you're feeling well and enjoying the snippets. Feel good...hugs to you!!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Jann your mantel is so pretty. I am sure having the house decorated for the holidays is putting you in a great frame of mind. Sending love and prayers to you!

freshvintagebylisas said...

Jann
I have been away for a while and so much has happened! First I want to say I am so glad you are doing well after your surgery!!!! Please continue to take it easy. And congrats on Great Grand Sweetie she is beautiful....oh and your Mantle is gorgeous.
xo Lisa S

Kim said...

To grab the sweet joys and kindnesses of each day with both hands is a most wonderful thing! Visiting you here, dear Jann, at your lovely place is such a sweet joy! Love your mantel and all the pretties sitting there.....it warms my heart with a beautiful smile♥

Louca por porcelana said...

Awesome decoration!Hugs,Jann!

Loni said...

Your mantle is so beautiful! I agree teal and red go great together, and I especially love that the mixer was your aunt's. So many of my decorations were my Grannie's and I just love pulling them out year after year and thinking of her! :)

Roberta Celestina said...

Dear Jann,
I'm so happy to hear you are healing well!!
Love your decorations,
Have a great week,
Roberta

Instagram