I’m so excited about my Christmas mantel this year! I’m honored to be sharing my mantel along with eighteen of your favorite bloggers from all around North America! I’m representing my home state of North Carolina. You’ll want to be sure to check them all out and see how we decorate differently in the regions of America. Scroll down to the bottom to see the links to their posts.
Red is making a comeback in a big way at my house this year! I had pretty much banished it from my decor after using it for so many years, during my Tuscan phase. What was I thinking??? 😀 But, as soon as I spied some tartan plaid Christmas plates, that I used in my Christmas Breakfast Nook, I was hooked on red for Christmas once again!
I kept my wreath simple by only adding a cute Nordic sweater garland (from Kirkland’s) to it. The garland is repeated down on the mantel, where it is mixed in with the greenery. Cute, squatty, little trees (from Hobby Lobby) flank the “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas sign (also from Kirkland’s).
The shutters and large architectural piece pretty much stay on the mantel all the time, which makes decorating so much easier! For my Fall Mantel, I added another layer with the board that the wreath and sign are hanging from and left if here for Christmas.
The shutters make a great backdrop for twig wreaths, with an ornament hanging in the middle, and red Christmas lanterns (from Hobby Lobby). When I was finished adding everything to the mantel, it seemed to still be missing something. Once I added the felt ball garland (from Target), I realized that was just what it needed!
For the last several years, I’ve tried to do something different on my mantel – something a little non-traditional. But, I never have enjoyed it quite as much as this year’s version. Christmas red and green just might be here to stay at my house!
The tartan plaid dishes, that I referred to earlier, set the tone for my Christmas decorating this year. The shelves in my breakfast nook were the first to be decorated for Christmas and that theme carried into my family room!
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