A Christmas Mantel

I am getting a late start on my Christmas decorating this year.  I did manage to get my mantel done yesterday.
 I decorated in between baking the rest of the rolls for the shelter.

 Rolls covered every counter top.

 Here are some of them packaged and ready for the freezer.  In 2 days I baked almost 800 rolls.  I kept thinking about how long it takes to make them and how quickly they will be eaten.

 Time to get my tree. It will sit right where that chair is.  Notice Teddy's stash of toys on the floor next to the chair.  She doesn't play with them much but don't try to move them.  She knows they are hers.


 The polar bears are watching you.

I swapped out my pumpkin pillows for these tree pillows and switched my Fall throw for this Christmas one. So much to do and so little time.

Comments

Velva said…
Welcome to the holiday season! You definitely have the spirit everything looks beautiful. Really? 800 rolls? My family would be in heaven.

Velva
Jim said…
The true spirit of the holiday season! The rolls will be greatly appreciated I am sure.
Dee said…
Your home is always so beautifully decorated. And I know the fellows at the shelter will love the rolls.
Margaret said…
I am thinking of those rolls just dripping with butter :)
Sunnybrook Farm said…
My decorating consists of hanging bulbs on the cedar tree out near the field where the steers are. So they will get to see the tree more than we do. I'm sure they will be impressed.
All of those rolls sure look good, you will make their day!
Laurie said…
such a beautiful home you have its so unusual , eclectic, almost a bit of an elegant goth look, its like a treasure trove of the most unique pieces, you have brought it all together to create magic, such a talent. What are the long tapered green pieces on the mantel, they look like long green aloe vera stems, or are they feathers? Hope you don't mind me asking,
Patty Woodland said…
I don't want them but you can't have them either? ;)
Jan said…
Stunningly beautiful and magical~~~
Beautiful Mantle! and I like the painting to the right too!

Yes those rolls will vanish so quickly :-) But I know that they will be loved :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Cottage Tails said…
Your decorating looks really beautiful. Being in winter with light and a fire must be soo wonderful. Your rolls look wonderful for the men, bet they sure do look forward to your meals.
Love Leanne
TARYTERRE said…
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your mantel and polar bear collection.
Julie said…
I love your decorations. Your mantel is gorgeous. I haven't started yet. Perhaps after Thanksgiving.
Nellie said…
If I had 800 rolls on my kitchen counters, there wouldn't be room for anything else in the kitchen!:) I do believe I would be challenged to find freezer room for that many, too.:) We just might have to eat a few beforehand.:)
Guillaume said…
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Debby said…
Beautiful. Love the lights under the dome. Those polar bear are really nice. 800 rolls.....you are amazing. Happy Thanksgiving
Sandy said…
Jaz,

Your home is beautiful, I love how you decorated the mantel.

800 rolls, are you sending some to the shelter?
Barb said…
Your home looks very festive! I can almost smell those wonderful rolls!
Connie said…
Your mantel is beautiful and all those rolls . . . you are a blessing to your community. Your home must smell amazing. I can't believe you call this late . . . other than the outside lights hung and ready to turn on the day after Thanksgiving, I've not given decoration a single thought :) The mantel and the way that large mirror reflects your chandelier is absolutely breathtaking.
Keep Smiling.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Looks gorgeous!! Makes me wish I were further along. Still polishing silver!! I have no clue what I'm doing this year. All Fall is down now..trying to move on.
YOU must be dead tired after all that baking?? I get tired just looking at it. It's just so good of you to do all that for others, Joyce! :)
Joy H said…
That is a ton of rolls, lucky family! Beautiful Christmas decorations. Love the Mantel!
Kay said…
Good Gosh! I am so impressed! I can just imagine how delicious those rolls will be.
Rue said…
Wonderful! I wasn't excited about holiday decorating, but seeing your mantle has me inspired. I think I'll trim my cedar trees tomorrow for a nice swag.
luckybunny said…
your decorations are fab and that's a lot of rolls! lots of work!