Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Our Holiday Mantle
My mantle this year has a little bit of everything. Of course I used Pinterest as inspiration (I think EVERYTHING I do lately is Pinterest inspired!) to create some new decor but I also used a lot of items that I already had in my Christmas decor 'stash'.
I incorporated some aqua into the traditional mix of red, white and green... mainly because I use it in my existing decor and because it's part of the curtains I use to hide the bottom cubbies in my mantle surround. It tied in really nicely and I like that it gives the decor a bit of warmth.
last blog post. The stocking holders are Target specials and the stockings were on clearance a couple years ago from Pottery Barn. (I thought ahead and bought four even though we only had one kid at the time... smart, huh? ;) I still need to get the fourth embroidered with baby #2's name though - will someone remind me to do that after Christmas please?
The vase is a craft fail that I keep using... so I guess it wasn't as much of a fail as I thought?! The 'berry sprigs' were bought on Black Friday at JoAnne's.
here). The papers I was able to find have some of the aqua in them so again - it all works out! The white architectural element I found a few years ago at Tuesday Morning. The white bird house is normally in baby #2's room with headbands draped on it's spires. :) The green tree is metal and is one of two I found on Black Friday at TJMaxx! They are so cute and add the height I need in those cubbies.
Thanks for stopping by to see how I decorated my mantle for the holidays! I am going to be linking up to the Mantle Party on Home Stories of A to Z!
Go check out some of the other awesome mantles that are featured there! So many great ideas! I need to start 'pinning' away for ideas for next year. ;)
It's never too early to start planning, right?