Christmas Mantle 2012

I love decorating for Christmas. Getting the boxes down from the attic and unpacking our holiday treasures from year to year just makes me happy. I like to reuse my decorations instead of buying new things each year. I think if you can find different ways to display them, it can make them feel 'new'. I decided to make this year's theme "Silver and Gold" with some red accents.

The mantle is the focal point of our home, so I started there. An old frame was made new again with some gold spray paint. Then I used red stain ribbon to hang a simple evergreen wreath in the middle.

Spray painted mason jars hold beautiful white hydrangeas from Flower Muse. I have had these flowers for almost 2 weeks and they are just now starting to wilt. I need to order more! I love the quality. White hydrangeas are so stunning.

I added my silver bottle brush trees (from the Dollar Store) next to the DIY Glitter Reindeer Art that I made using Tulip Shimmer Sheets- such an easy way to work with glitter. 

A simple candlestick and nutcracker finish the collection.

And since I scored some great red chevron fabric, I decided to sew the girls new stockings this year. I used my Tulip Shimmer Sheets to personalize them with their first initial. See the full tutorial for creating your own stockings by clicking here.

Our mantle this year feels festive and fun.

I carried that theme over to a few other vignettes.  Lots of green, red, silver and gold touches throughout the house.

On the hall dressers, I displayed our advent calendar. I took down my 'coffee filter' wreath for the time-being and replaced it with this lush evergreen wreath. 

The kitchen has touches of Christmas too. On our dining room table, I enclosed silver ornaments in a dome cake plate. 

More fresh hydrangeas from Flower Muse are clustered together in gold painted mason jars. 

And other small touches of Christmas can be seen in other unexpected places- a mini Christmas tree with a burlap wrapped trunk and more of my nutcracker collection nestled on a tea table. 

Probably the only part of our Christmas decor that doesn't follow the them is the tree :) Instead it is all about the family. Ornaments are placed on it for sentimental value versus aesthetics. And for that reason, it fits in really well around here!

What is your theme for Christmas decor this year? 

See my past Christmas decorations below. 

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  1. Your decorating is always amazing! Love how you added the red chevron to your Christmas theme!

  2. Red chevron at Christmas is a hit. Love it and that gold frame is amazing. Happy Holidays

  3. I am loving red now too! The reindeer is so cute!

  4. Ooh I love! It's a great mix of classic and spunky. :)

  5. I love the gold mason jars! Your mantel is so fun and festive!

  6. I love the gold! The mason jar looks awesome spray painted! Can't wait to see it in person.

  7. what made me click from the linky was the color of your fireplace. i love it, and it works great with the red chevron.

  8. Your mantel is super cute! I am hosting a Christmas mantel linky party right now and I would love if you stopped by to link your up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. Very pretty! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ..." We've also got a fun Christmas Wish List Giveaway going on which includes a chance to win a Blend Tec. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

  10. love the mantel- the red stockings against the brick color is beautiful! also love the nutcracker vignette!


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