Last year we lived in a small townhouse and I wasnt able to decorate much for the holidays. We had a small tree and a few other minor things but our new house is big and perfect for decorating! Of course our gorgeous mantel is the first place that I start.
I started with the left over banner from my Thanksgiving mantel and when I say I started I mean I didnt take it down. [Lazzzzy!] I added the JOY burlap picture that I made and I really liked how the two colors looked together. So I went with it.
I needed a few other accessories so I grabbed a few maroon books from the shelf [double points for them being Christmas themed reading material!] and put Ryley’s birdhouse on top along with a pine cone.
The ‘banner’ is re-used ribbon and doilies folded in half. Im pretty much in love with lace this year so the doilies are perfect.
For the top part of the mantel I re-purposed my brown frames with blue accents I cut from my Silhouette. The garland has faux cranberries and helps tie in all the colors. Im pretty much in love with this mantel. Oh.. I already said that? Dang.
What is your favorite part of the house to decorate for Christmas?
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Well that’s really pretty!!!
Thanks lady! I like it! My mom said its not very Christmas-y. Oh well.. I like it ;D
Maribel Reyes says
Super cute mantel! Love the colors…
Maribel Reyes says
Forgot to mention my favorite place to decorate, I love decorating the tree, it’s always filled with special ornaments that bring back memories.
Thanks Maribel! I love doing the tree too 🙂
I love, love, LOVE that oak mantelpiece! We put up our holiday mantel last night, too! Tis the season.
Fun! Love decorating for the holidays!
I love your mantel Kelley 🙂 I just think the wood is so pretty. Your little homemade decor items are really cute, and such a sweet touch.
We don’t have a Christmas tree so I usually try to put out a Nativiity scene and some lights. I’m finding some really good ideas on pintrest this year..so maybe next year I’ll be able to do something more creative. Happy Monday Xo
Thanks Kristin! A new nativity scene is on my Christmas list this year! 🙂
Natalie Hinkley says
So pretty! We are apartment living currently with no fireplace, it stinks, lol.
Been there! I was so excited that this place had a fireplace with a mantel! 🙂