Use last year's wreath in a different spotThe wreath on the front door is the one that I used in my Tartan and Magnolia Christmas Mantel last year. I love being able to move my wreaths around to a new spot for a different look each year!
Place a poinsettia in a pretty tureenAs you enter my home, you are greeted by a favorite tureen filled with a poinsettia and tied with a plaid ribbon...instant Christmas!
Add colorful ornaments to a small tray and accent with greenery...A collection of red ornaments is gathered in a vintage silver tray and decorated with fresh holly.
...or add them to a favorite bowl for a pop of Christmas colorOn the table behind on of the love seats, you will find that I have not changed much...just added ornaments to the bowl that was already there!
Mix items in red and green for an easy Christmas lookI added a collection of vintage spindles, still sporting their red and green thread, to my blue and white pitcher to give it a Christmas-y look.
Add birds, berries and lights to a purchased treeBeside them is my favorite little tree, with lots of texture and a few cardinals and berries to add some pops of red.
Place a poinsettia in vintage silver and add a bow
On another table you will find my vintage silver champagne bucket holding another poinsettia and tied with a plaid ribbon. The cute Christmas countdown chalkboard was made by my daughter. The little grands love to take turns writing down the number of days left!
Add a few Christmas pillows
Making another appearance this year is my no-sew Ballard inspired Joyeux Noël pillow...still a favorite!
Easy-to-make ornaments add a personal touchThe little farmhouse tabletop Christmas tree has also made a return this year, complete with my easy-to-make faux galvanized stars and fun DIY grain sack ornaments.
Fun DIY candles add whimsy in just a few minutesUnder it, you will find my fun and easy Peeps Christmas candles...made in just a few minutes!
Fruit can be used as a candle holder, too!And on the other side are my 5 minute pomegranate candle holders which stay fresh since no cutting is involved.
Let your family favorites be the center of attentionIt doesn't have to be fancy! At the center of it all is my traditional Christmas mantel, with our whimsical stockings all lined up and waiting for Santa to fill them on Christmas Eve! I have to admit that I am extra excited this year because this is our first Christmas since the grands and their sweet mom have come to live with me.
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