Thursday, December 19, 2019

Christmas Nutcracker Mantel

Welcome to Purple Chocolat Home - haha I just almost 
typed Purple Holiday Home - which it sure is!  

My favorite thing about Christmas is decorating my 
home.  Hubby loves it all so much, that he wants to 
fill our house with people and celebrate!  Sometimes 
he can think of way more parties than I can pull together, 
so we have to compromise on that.  

I decided I was going to cut back this year on buying 
anything new, and I was pretty successful.  So I 
was laying in bed thinking about my mantel, and 
decided to move some things around this year.  

These wonderful metallic painted nutcrackers 
were purchased at Home Goods about 4 years ago and 
have moved from spot to spot.  This year I decided 
to move them to the mantel.  While I was lying in bed 
pondering this, I wondered if I could put my champagne 
colored trees (from Hobby Lobby), that I have had for years
 up on the mantel with the nutcrackers.  I wasn't sure they 
would fit up there.

As you can see, our fireplace is so tall and generally my mantel 
decor has been dwarfed by the columns and mirror.  The trees 
fit perfectly on both shelves, and I think it is the most magical 
mantel I have created, without adding anything but a touch more 
of pink since last year.

I had the pink ribbons flowing down last year, and the 
beads are a soft pink, but I added the pink florals and the 
draping florals in pink this year. 

 I really love this, so I will probably do this 
again next year, or a variation of it with the trees 
lighting up the mantel.  

It truly is my one of my favorite spots in the house. 

Thanks for spending time with me this Christmas 


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Your mantel is amazing. Love the champagne trees sparkling so bright. The nutcrackers look so stately. The touches of pink is gorgeous. I would love ❤️ to look at every chance I get. I love how supportive Kurt is. Christmas blessings.

  2. Oh Jackie, your mantle is stunning!!!! I love the hight of the nutcrackers and trees there. Wow, that was a great idea........


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