Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Only a few more weeks until Christmas! How is your decorating and shopping going? I got most of my decorating done this weekend after having a mess around the house for the past week. I kept it v-e-r-y simple this year. I used mostly silver and gold and natural items, like wood, greens and wire. I really like how it looks! It’s very calming and soothing. My trees are more colorful and really stand out. I have already shown you my Hot Chocolate Bar and my Silver and Gold Table, so today I am going to show you my Mantel of my Fauxplace.
I used many of the same types of items as I did on the table. Lots of gold, silver and wood.
I used many of Lauren’s books to fill in the space at the top and then placed a wooden tray with Shiny Brite ornaments in the center.
I have had this metal deer for years. He used to be kind of rusty, then turquoise and now he is silver! The magic of spray paint! I added a piece of burlap and a button that came from my grandma’s coat.
I love this little penguin! He is one of my favorite decorations to put out each year. I also love that he can stay out all winter!
I made these wreaths from small wood slices and added a green and white winter themed bow and a little silvery pom-pom to the center. I found the leather strap of bells at a thrift store several years ago.
The large wreath over the top has more wood slices with special Christmas words printed on them and some silver ornaments from Target.
Our stockings are hung on a ladder. I have added charms to each of our stockings that represent each of us. Some of the charms are from places we have been that year, or something special that has happened over the year. I have several Disney ones on mine.
Of course, I had to add my signature starfish to the mantel too!
I hope you enjoyed my little tour! I will be having more Christmas ideas in the weeks to come.
I can’t wait to see some of your decorations and ideas too! See you on Friday!