This past weekend I was super productive. I got a lot of my Christmas shopping done and also did a lot of Christmas decorating.
The first thing I did after getting all of my Christmas stuff out was to ‘Christmas-fy’ our mantel.
I didn’t want to go out and buy a bunch of new stuff to decorate with. This month will be a little expensive for me between moving expenses and buying gifts, so I figured I would re-use a lot of stuff from my Fall Mantel and only add things I already had.
So here’s a close up shot.
Last year my Christmas color scheme was brown, gold and red. This year all my Christmas decorations have a natural/earthy look.
I bought a lot of my new Christmas decorations the day after Christmas last year when everything was marked down (mainly at Target). I can’t remember where I found this little twiggy sleigh, but it was one of my new purchases last year. I put a few of the painted pinecones that I had up on our Fall mantel in it. I touched up the paint job and added some glitter to give them a more ‘wintery’ look.
I bought these wood candlesticks at a craft fair in Greenville sometime last month. The vendor had tons of them in all different sizes. Hoping I can track down the vendor name and get more once I’m down there.
I bought this wooden Christmas sign at Christmas Village here in Nashville last year. Totally forgot I had it until I opened my Christmas bins. Pleasant surprise and it fits perfectly front and center on the mantel.
The little birdcage was also a day after Christmas purchase last year. I think it came from Target. Just thought it was cute!
I kept the spindles and rusty canister on the mantel. Just added a few glittery painted and unpainted pinecones. I also re-used the burlap that I had up on the mantel for fall and intertwined it in the garland.
The burlap stockings were a purchase last year from Groopdealz. I don’t remember the exact shop that I got them from, but I was excited to get to use them on a real mantel this year (last year we just had shelves).
This pre-lit twiggy tree was also a Target purchase the day after Christmas many years ago. Fits perfectly with the natural/earthy look.
I also kept the vintage Coke crates on the hearth but just added some strands of lights.
Here’s the whole wall with the mantel and bookshelves.
And here’s the mantel all lit in the evening.
I just love Christmas lights at night. Just makes everything feel more cozy, don’t you think?
Are you like me and have a color scheme for Christmas? What would you consider your ‘theme’ to be?