I always start with the garland when building my Christmas mantel. I especially love this one because it sports a variety of greenery plus some natural elements such as twigs and pine cones…perfect! I like to layer in some extra greenery and a few berries as well for some pops of red.
My wreath this year is a simple one…boxwood with a more red berries sprinkled in…love it! It’s one of Martha Stewart’s creations from Home Depot. After Christmas I will remove the berries and keep it on the mantel. I topped it off with a red striped burlap ribbon to give it a more festive look.
The same ribbon is repeated in the form of bows topping my favorite galvanized farmhouse lanterns. And of course, the candle must be red!
Our family stockings add some whimsy to the mantel. We actually found them at Walmart’s website for a very reasonable price. Can you guess which one is mine? Could it be the one with the cat? lol Or did Granny give it away?
Here’s a look at the whole mantel. I’m really enjoying decorating with the grands in mind. They are beside themselves with excitement this year! I think it’s the first year that everyone really understands…especially the four year old, who has already hidden under the table and eaten half of the chocolate in his Advent calendar!
So I found this one…completely non-edible and still fun! The grands have already worked out their own system for taking turns moving the candy cane each day. Isn’t he a cutie? I found him at Home Depot. I replaced the thin gold thread with jute twine and hot glued it in place at either end because I know that candy cane is going to get a work out!
And Miss Kitty says to stay tuned because we are just getting started and there’s lots more to show you!
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