Christmas Mantles

Hello!  It’s getting even closer to Christmas and everything is turning festive!  I’m getting excited!  And my tree will be up shortly and decorated all in pink.  I’m very excited!

This week I’m showing off some of my favorite Christmas mantles.  Now, I don’t have a mantle in my apartment, but I love looking at them.  Plus there are so many different ideas and ways to decorate.  So, if you have a mantle and need some ideas, here you go!  Enjoy!

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White Rustic Christmas Mantle from The Lily Pad Cottage

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Plaid Christmas Mantle from Refresh Restyle

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Turquoise Mantle from Traditional Home

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Winter Wonderland Mantle from Organized Clutter

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Groovy Pink and Orange Mantle from Jennifer Perkins

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White and Silver Deer Themed Mantle from Mom 4 Real

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Red and White Christmas Mantle from Sand and Sisal

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Blue Wall Christmas Mantle from Swoonworthy

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Simple Mantle from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

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Black and White Mantle from Posh Pennies

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Vintage Pink Ornament Christmas Tree

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving We had a nice, quiet day and now I have been busy Christmas decorating! Its always fun to unpack the boxes and relive the special memories some of the pieces have.

I have been collecting some vintage ornaments for several years now. My dad gave me a box of vintage Shiny Brights that had been his moms and I have loved them ever since. I have even picked up some pink ones for Lauren. Not all are vintage, but when mixed together, they look pretty nice.

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I had seen this idea a while back and finally got around to making it. I picked out some pink and silver ornaments in various sizes. I took some wire and shaped it into a triangle. My wire was pretty thick and sort of hard to work with, but it was all I had on hand. Just be sure whatever you get is strong enough to hold the ornaments, but easy enough to bend.

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I snipped a bunch of little pieces of thinner wire to attach each ornament to the tree shaped wire.

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I curled each piece by wrapping it around a pencil. These will be my ornament hooks.

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Most of my ornaments didn’t have a hanger on the top so I took a small piece of narrow black ribbon and hot glued it inside the opening.

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Once my ornaments wee ready, I measured the sides of my triangle and marked the sides where I wanted to add wire across.

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I cut another piece of wire to place across my triangle. I cut each one a little longer than the width of the tree. This will give a place for my ornaments to hang. I attached each side with thinner wire and a little bit of hot glue. I also curled the ends of each one.

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I started placing my ornaments on my wire tree, moving them around until I got the placement I wanted.

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This will be perfect for Lauren’s pink Christmas!

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I also made this cute little topper with some scrapbook paper and a metal key.

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I can’t wait to see this hanging in Lauren’s home! Do you have any other ideas for vintage ornaments? I would love to hear about it!

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Creating a Cozy Guest Room

Good morning! Are you getting your home ready for the holidays? I know it’s pretty early to start decorating, but you can start to get your rooms cleaned up and ready for guests. I came up with a few ideas to help your guests feel at home.

Getting Ready for Guests

Start with soft sheets and fluffy pillows.

Be sure you have nice, clean sheets for your guests and enough pillows for them to use. After a day of travel or sight-seeing, your guests will appreciate cool, crisp sheets to crawl into at night.

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Be Sure to Have a Place to Store Their Belongings

I don’t have a dresser in this room, but I have extra hangers in the closet and a hanging shelf in there too, so there is plenty of place for their clothing and anything else they don’t want to keep in the suitcase. I also have a bench in the room where they can set their suitcase or bag without having to use the bed.

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Plug for Phone and Wifi Password

Have a plug or extension cord near the bed so guests have a place to charge their phone without having to search for a plug. If you have extra chargers, it would be nice to leave those out too. I have a small frame where I placed our Wifi password too.

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A Chair or Other Place to Sit

It’s always nice to have a chair or bench to sit on when putting on shoes or playing on your phone. I know our bed is quite high off the ground and it would be difficult for some to put their shoes on while sitting on it.

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Bedside Light

Remember to have a nice bedside lamp for your guests. They may want to read in bed at night and when they are finished, they won’t have to get up to go turn out the light.

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Extra Blanket or Fan

This time of year, it’s nice to have a couple of extra blankets for your guests in case they get a little chilled. In the warmer months, I keep an extra fan in the room they can use.

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Extra Essentials

It’s easy to forget a few things when we are packing for a trip. I placed, in a basket, a small bottle of  shampoo and  body wash, a couple of toothbrushes and toothpaste, along with a couple of towels and washcloths.

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Tray of Goodies

As a special treat, you could leave a tray of goodies for your guests. It doesn’t have to be anything big, just a few things to make them feel at home. I included a couple bottles of water and a couple of granola bars, some Christmas magazines, and a couple of small boxes of chocolates.

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I added a few Christmas touches for the season. Just a simple wreath, a stocking and a Christmas pillow add just enough festiveness without overdoing it.

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So you have any other ideas or items you leave out for your guests? I would love to know! Leave your ideas in the comments!

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Thanksgiving Decor

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween.  My Halloween consisted of playing cards and listening to the Coco soundtrack.  It was a fantastic time.

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time for Thanksgiving!  It’s time to eat lots of food and be thankful for everything we have.  And to give you some early inspiration, this whole post is focused on some beautiful decor.  I hope you get some inspiration for Thanksgiving and enjoy!

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Copper Fall Pumpkin Centerpieces from Up to Date Interiors

 

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Turkey Tickets from Let’s Get Together

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DIY Leaf Bowl from Crafts Unleashed

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Free Give Thanks Printables from Craftaholics Anonymous

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Pumpkin Centerpiece from Improvements Catalog

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Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin from Yellow Bliss Road

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DIY Wood Slice Owl from House of Hawthornes

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Vintage Thanksgiving Table from Little Vintage Nest

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Halloween Decor!

Hello! Is everyone getting ready for Halloween?  I have decorated my front porch, but it’s nothing like some of these ideas!  That’s what I’m here for today.  To give you inspiration for decorating for Halloween!

Also, we are featuring our first printables!  They are Halloween themed, perfect for this week!  I hope you enjoy!

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DIY Nevermore Tree from DIY Showoff

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Trash Bag Spiderwebs from How About Orange

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Skeleton Dish from Four Front Doors

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Dollar Store Spooky Village from The 36th Avenue

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Halloween Tablescape from The Pin Junkie

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DIY Bat Cage from Eighteen25

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Halloween Mantle from Craftberry Bush

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Halloween Hand Soaps from Little Bins for Little Hands

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Halloween Hand Treat Bags from Queen Bee Coupons

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Floating Witch Hat Luminaries from Polka Dot Chair

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