Posted by Rebecca, December 20th, 2010
We did most of our Christmas decorating today (Sunday, I know it’s after midnight so it’s technically Monday). But better late than never, right? On all accounts. So most of my posts this week will be Christmas related, which is quite appropriate, given that Christmas is indeed this week. I’m a blogging rebel
I put this mantel together about an hour ago. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking.
You see what I did there?? I moved my coffee filter wreath from the dining room to over the fireplace using my handy dandy command hook. We planned on hanging some frames over the fireplace by Christmas but yeah, that didn’t happen. So I whipped up this solution and I actually like the wreath better here!
Some detail shots…
Yeah, I hot glued that star to the center of the mantel. Mike told me to do it…no really, he did.
I was going to post a list of where everything is from, when I realized that the majority of things here are from Target. And very few things here are new.
Initial pins on stockings
Twine trees (which I totally could have made with a hanger and some twine)
All but 2 ornaments
Silver candle holders
The fancy glittery twig things (I think they’re technically tree picks)
The only things on that list that were purchased this year were the trees and the candle holders. Everything else is possibly 4 years old… including the garland. I put it on the mantel because I didn’t have enough for our new 9 foot tree
Also included on the mantle are:
Sticks from my backyard
A “wish” sign from Kohl’s about 3 years ago
Silver ornament candles from Ikea
Round glass candle holders from the Crate and Barrel outlet
2 ornaments from Walmart
This was my first time putting together a mantel quite like this, since our tv used to be over our fireplace in our old place and I generally just stuck the round ornament candles under it. But this was a lot of fun and I liked pulling things from around the house to make it complete. And I got to use a lot of my old decorations that I couldn’t use on my giant tree this year
Oh and incase you were wondering what Macky was doing as I put this together…
He had a rough weekend, he had a seizure last night. So you’ll be seeing a lot of pictures of him the next few days since I am being a completely overbearing momma and just looking at him makes me emotional. Plus he’s super cute when he’s mushy.
Just wait until you see him with the tree…:)