Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Mantel

Finally coming to the last week of Christmas preparations. I hope I make it! Thankfully I've been busy with orders and just about done with the last few going out by the end of this week. So, the mantel is about all I have complete in the decorating department and wanted to share it with you. Next year, I promise myself to finish decorating Thanksgiving weekend! Which would mean designing the Christmas line by the end of summer...let's see how that goes:)

I like to change it up every year. It's just not fun for me to put the same decorations in the same place each year. So much nicer moving things around, gives it a whole new look.

I still always gravitate toward that natural, neutral, touch of color, rustic look with a little sparkle.

This snowman was a gift from long ago and a favorite.

I used to sell these bottle brush trees, another favorite to decorate with.
And the little sign, a gift from mom.

One of my purchases this year.  Mercury bulb garland on twine! Perfectly mine.

Even though I prefer real greens, this pine garland is just so pretty with it's snowy tips and mini pinecones. Looking so elegant over great grandma's mirror. Love the details on this mirror, especially the beading.

The furry stocking are new too! I have been looking for a while. And since I need 6, the price had to be right. These were perfect at $15/set of 2! They just need a little something. And since the little one demands personalized stockings, I burned our names into some birch wood slices and added a sprig of preserved cedar with tallow berries and some muted gold ribbon. LOVE!

The white feather trees, another item I used to sell, never grow old. And the large sugar cones have been dusted with glass glitter. 

When I spotted this printable from the movie Elf, I stopped everything to print one and frame it for the mantel. It's a favorite Christmas movie in our house! You can print your own at Eclectically Vintage.  You can find it in her Christmas house tour post HERE.

Ok, so I procrastinated enough today and need to get back to my sales tax return:( 
I will share a tablescape and the rest of my Christmas home after I finish my shopping!  
Good luck to you all with the rest of your to do lists!
And if you want to procrastinate a little:
you can see our home tour from last year HERE