O Come all Ye Faithful Mantle 2012 – take 1

being sick has really slowed life around here but we did manage to get the bones of our mantle up over this last week.
we still have to put the glitter letters on the stockings, tweeking the mantle and finishing preparing our home to embrace the coming season.  I am having the kids stay home this weekend and help me get it all wrapped up before our family get together’s.  I am practicing using a new set of “glasses” to see all of this as a gift..trying to not let all of the stress undo me causing me to be a scrooge…it will all get done just as it is meant to be and i want to enjoy it all to boot!  I really am excited to share it all with you.

Our inspiration this year were the words O Come from the song O Come All Ye Faithful..
there is something about the invitation that gets me..and faithful? me? not hardly
but stillcome

yes you…me…just as we are
no strings..no try harders..and yes with all the broken messiness just COME

a song about adoring a baby king

in flesh appearing

we will have a full post up over the weekend with all of our O Come all Ye Faithful decor…see ya then!

do you have an inspiration word or theme you used this year?


The Lettered Cottage

sheri - This is the cutest thing ever! I love it!!!!!! So happy you are feeling better – keeping taking it easy. Love you.

tara - It is as wonderful as I thought it would be!
I love it…the words…the invitation. YES! Come as we are to the faithful one. :)

Laura @ Finding Home - Perfectly festive and faithful! Take care, Laura

Laura @ Our Prairie Home - Beautiful mantle and beautiful post. Yes… Come. Broken, bitter, hurting, jaded… Tired. Come. And be given rest. What a glorious message and wonderful reminder.

Chrissie Grace - Oh I love this…

mandy @ this girl's life - Beautiful! I love the old barn wood background and the letters are beautiful! Visiting from The Lettered Cottage’s linky party :)

Lindsay at Life of Splendor - Hi! I just found your blog when I linked up to the Lettered Cottage mantel party. I LOVE your mantel decor. So fun and creative!

jerusalem - This is just beautiful! You amaze me. Seriously, I want to copy it all! I am still hobbling around on one foot. All of my boys were sick this weekend and it was awful not being able to care for them properly. We have not even been able to get one lick of Christmas down, but I am not losing faith, Christmas will still come!

Tracey H. - LOVE your mantle!! What a great reminder of the invitation extended to all of us:0) Thank you..

Hayley - Visiting from TLC and love your mantel! What a great reminder of the season’s true meaning and how important it is to not get caught up in everything else.

sara @ it's good to be queen - ummm, it looks amazing already. love every bit of it. would you mind sharing where that awesome tree is from?? thanks! have a great day…blessings,

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista - Love it! Perfectly rustic and colorful! And I adore your chalkboard fire place! Cutest idea ever!

Ashley C - Wow – I love everything about this!

Ginger - Hopping over from TLC, LOVE the mantle. Where did you find those AWESOME stockings???

Kim - So cute, Tif.

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Denise @ frazzled JOY - Love it!! Sooo cute!! Love the theme! Will be checking back to see more. My word this year is “JOY”.

Miss Charming - One of my favorite mantels of the whole linky party. Love your style, girl!

Kristen - Cute Mantel! Found you through a FB link. I have almost the exact same chalkboard fireplace in my master bedroom…I just love chalkboard art!

Have a great holiday season!

Glenda Childers - come … such a beautiful word of invitation. Your mantle is great.


Chas - Beautiful!

Lemonade Makin' Mama - I’m obsessed. This is spectacular… SPECTACULAR!!!!

K @ Shift Ctrl ART - WOW that looks great!! Love everything. Great, great mantle. I have been really into everything felt this year. Garland, napkin rings, votive sleeves, you name it… I have been all about felt lately.

Dee - I LOVE this! The color, the fun, the whimsy… ALL of it! You have inspired me!! Try to relax now because your decor is perfect!!

Mary - AHHHHMAZING friend.
yes, He invites us all…just as we are.
love this so much!

cassie - this is easily my favorite mantle of all!!!! i LOVE it! i am new to your blog and off to see more! :)

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Beth F. - I just need to know where you got the awesome star!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home - This is definitely one of my favorites of all the mantels I’ve seen. So beautiful!!

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LLH Designs - You won’t believe this {actually, you will!}, but at the EXACT moment I clicked on your blog, “O Come All Ye Faithful” began on my play list! One of my all time favorites. We sang it at our wedding in January…love it that much.

Barbara - This is so beautiful love the chalk art you’re so talented.

megan@contentedsparrow - oh my goodness, tiff….i am so thrilled to have discovered you! i’m not kidding….i gasped out loud when i saw that photo of your fireplace/mantle. what in the world? it’s perFECtion!

tkilgore - Beth -
I actually made the star myself, I will be doing a post with all of the details very soon!

tkilgore - Thank You :)

stephanie - oh my! I LOVE it! awesome job! : )

Flower Patch Farmgirl - Favorite evs. You amaZe!

Michelle - Super cute! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Wendy - Tiff–I’m absolutely crazy in love with your mantle. ♥

tkilgore - abba…he knows His daughters well doesn’t he? and your right..i would believe it!

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rachel - love, love, love this mantel! totally perfect! :) happy weekend!

Katie @pps - I seriously LOVE this. I love the meaning, and the overall look, and just EVERYTHING about it!! Thanks!!

Katie @pps - I meant to say “thanks for sharing” :-)

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Janie Fox - Best mantel ever. Love you girl. I just love your style!!

Mindy - We are doing simple this year. It’s easy to stray from the true simplicity of Jesus birth in a humble stable. Your mantle captures it perfectly. O come – I love it!

Stacey - So fun! Would love if you came by the mantel party to link up!!
The party is happening now!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Carol - I love the simplicity of your mantel.

Merry Christmas

karen@somewhatquirky - I adore this! It looks great and means a lot. I used this phrase (all of it)on my mantle as well. It says it all doesn’t it?

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Leney - Thanks so much for sharing this! I loved it so much I shared it in a blog post today :)


Merry Christmas!

<3 Leney

Stacey - Love it! Thanks for coming by to link up to the Christmas Mantel party at Embracing Change!

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aimee - Love the mantel, and LOVE that you use a song to inspire your decor. Great idea!

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Alex - My absolute favorite holiday inspiration photos-right here! LOVE the white and pops of color! Wondering where you got such a big, simple chalk board!

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Becky - Where are the red and white stockings from?

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Sarah - Can you tell me, where are the red and white stockings from?

Lindsey - Where did you get the cute colorful ball garland?

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