Welcome to the fourth week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today, a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our Holiday Mantels and a few vignette decorating ideas, to help inspire you for the upcoming holidays. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to the different posts.
The Happy Housie // Cherished Bliss // The Handmade Home
Modern Glam // Craftberry Bush
House by Hoff // Rambling Renovators // Rooms FOR Rent
Jenna Kate at Home // Just a Girl and Her Blog
The Turquoise Home // Sincerely, Marie Designs // Grace In My Space
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia // Zevy Joy
Lolly Jane // Tatertots and Jello // She Gave it a Go
Jamie Costiglio //Southern State of Mind
Place of My Taste // Summer Adams Designs // Life is a Party
We Are The Joneses // Kim Power Style
The DIY Mommy // Two Twenty One // My 100 Year Old Home
This is Our Bliss // Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Amber Tysl // Styled With Lace // Happy Happy Nester
Clean and Scentsible // My Sweet Savannah // So Much Better With Age
I’m gonna be honest. I have always struggled with what to do with our mantle. At first, it was a dark, dark wood. Then, while listening to a podcast several years ago by Edie at Life in Grace, I got up the courage to paint the dark wood and haven’t looked back. We still have dark dark wood doors upstairs which is a beautiful wood BUT in each bedroom, there are FOUR doors so it just seems to suck out all the light.
The same thing was happening down here in the living room. The dark wood was sucking up all the beautiful natural light that normally streams in. But ever since I painted it white, I have not regretted since.
However, one thing that was still a struggle was the shape.
Until one blogger mentioned command hooks, and I thought DUH! Why have I not thought of that!? This year, I bought the same clear command hooks and I LOVE the way it looks!
I found a flocked garland a couple of years at TJ Maxx and last year, I laid it on the mantle, added real greenery and I liked it but it still didn’t feel quite right. This year, I used the same garland but I put it on the command hooks and added another garland to it for thickness. Remember that flocked garland from last week’s table? I used that same garland here. Then, I pulled out my wreath from spring and used the eucalyptus to fill it in. I had one piece of flocked eucalyptus and added one “pick” from Michael’s to each side!
I was super excited because I ordered one of those fake fire places that was supposed to be here Saturday but it did not come! I cannot wait to see what it looks like and how it finishes it!