I decorated the mantle for Christmas this year for the very first time. Usually I just hang the stockings on it, the fireplace is in the office so no one but Larry & I see it. A few weeks ago I put this together and we both love it!
I painted and glittered our monogram. I made another set of log candle holders, this time out of a birch log.
Lots of mixed greens (cedar, pine, seeded eucalyptus, magnolia leaves, gold painted hydrangea, and spruce) with mini lights intertwined. The tea lights are battery operated for safety and they blink to look like real candles. A cardinal peeks out from behind the pine, I have to have cardinals in my Christmas decor.
Another cardinal sits on top of a birch bark bird house.
Birch bark pots hold a poinsettia, amaryllis and anthurium in front of the fireplace.
A rusty bowl holds Christmas pot pourri. A cardinal pot holds another poinsettia.
The amaryllis is starting to come into bloom, just in time for Christmas.
I decorated simple stockings with our initials and jingle bells. The frame above has a piece of wood that I painted with chalkboard paint and a message for the season. I just love how it turned out! I will be decorating the mantle more often now, especially when it gets it's facelift.
We are wishing all our family and friends a Very Merry Christmas and safe holiday season! Here's hoping Santa brings you everything you wish for!
Merry Christmas :)