Christmas 2012 Mantel

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.

Christmas 2012 Mantel-Megan Brooke Handmade

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.

Christmas 2012 Mantel-Megan Brooke Handmade

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.

Christmas 2012 Mantel-Megan Brooke Handmade

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.

Christmas 2012 Mantel-Megan Brooke Handmade

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.

Christmas 2012 Mantel-Megan Brooke Handmade

The little birdcage was also a day after Christmas purchase last year. I think it came from Target. Just thought it was cute!

Christmas 2012 Mantel-Megan Brooke Handmade

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.

Christmas 2012 Mantel- Megan Brooke Handmade

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).

Christmas 2012 Mantel- Megan Brooke Handmade

This pre-lit twiggy tree was also a Target purchase the day after Christmas many years ago. Fits perfectly with the natural/earthy look.

Christmas 2012 Mantel- Megan Brooke Handmade

I also kept the vintage Coke crates on the hearth but just added some strands of lights.

Christmas 2012 Mantel- Megan Brooke Handmade

Here’s the whole wall with the mantel and bookshelves.

Christmas 2012 Mantel- Megan Brooke Handmade

And here’s the mantel all lit in the evening.

Christmas 2012 Mantel- Megan Brooke Handmade

I just love Christmas lights at night. Just makes everything feel more cozy, don’t you think?

Christmas 2012 Mantel- Megan Brooke Handmade

Christmas 2012 Mantel- Megan Brooke Handmade

Are you like me and have a color scheme for Christmas? What would you consider your ‘theme’ to be?

Linking up to: Home Stories A to Z, The Lettered Cottage, Shabby Creek Cottage, Ten June, Liz Marie, Serenity Now

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Comments

  1. Ann-Marie says:

    Hi! I just discovered your blog via The Lettered Cottage. I love your mantel it is so cute and cozy! I love the small white shutter, I think I’m going to have find one for myself! Looking forward to reading more of your blog in the future!

    • Megan says:

      Thanks so much Ann-Marie! I actually got the shutter at Habitat Re-store for super cheap and gave it a paint job. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and following along!

  2. Jan says:

    Visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage. You are so right about Christmas lights at night. Your mantel is beautiful, the elements combined wonderfully and naturally together.

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