Monday, December 03, 2012

Christmas Mantel

December is upon us - wow time flies!  It was a crazy-busy weekend around here.  McG and I did some Christmas shopping this past weekend and decorated the house.  We bought a new tree at Target, which will be coming up in a post later this week.  In the meantime, I thought I'd show you the mantel in our family room.

Normally it looks like this...

Our family room is in the basement of our home and is decorated in warm golds, browns and olive green.  For this reason I chose to go with traditional red and green for my Christmas decorating here.

Here is how the mantel looks now...

 As you can see I hung the stockings that I bought at the Dollarama and personalized in this post here.

 I switched out the antique mirror for a large rusty star, a rusty candle holder and moose.  I added a pail with birch logs on the hearth and stuck in the lighted branches.  Here are a few more close-ups.

I chose to use multi-coloured lights in the garland.  I purchased it last year, and it stays up all year long.  It is covered with rusty sleigh bells and plaid bows that co-ordinate well with the plaid fabric on the stockings.

Hope you enjoyed my mantel...glad you stopped by.  I'm sure I'll be tweaking things for next few days...


Linking up @: Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,
                                    The Lettered Cottage,
                                    52 Mantels
                                                      Embracing Change


  1. Very pretty! And it is inspiring how you make it work on a budget - you go girl! Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!

  2. thanks for stopping by Stacey - glad you liked it - hope you become a regular visitor/follower here!


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