I showed you my Red, White, and Aqua Christmas Tree — ready to see the Christmas Mantel 2013!?! I want my babies to have memories of Christmas being happy and fun — that means a colorful family Christmas Tree. And more color on the mantel, too.
We’ve had these stockings from PotteryBarn kids for years. It was pure excitement when I pulled them out of one of our attic boxes a few weeks ago. When I saw these little hooks at my neighbors house, I made a quick trip to Ace Hardware.
I made the snowball garland last year and put it to use again this year letting it hang on the same little hooks.
I love how the hooks blend into the moulding and leave plenty of room on the mantle for decorating.
Above the stockings I have my quatrefoil mirror and hanging on it is a new Garden Ridge find – a pretty deerhead for next to nothing. I love the how it is painted with lots of layers of silver.
Above the stockings is an assortment of candles and candleholders – mercury, glass, and white. On either side of the mantel I filled a hurricane with coordinating ornaments from the tree, and leaning on the mirror is the fun monogram ‘L’ wreath I made a few weeks ago. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one that still likes a splash of chevron. Every since Nate called it timeless, I’ve been happy to claim it, too.
BBB like to remind us to turn off our beautiful fire before Santa comes – promise!
And on the little table in front of our couches is the best reminder of what this season is all about – thanking God for the greatest gift EVER!
Merry Christmas Jesus — I’m so glad it’s Christmas!