I'm happy to be joining several ladies as we share part of our holiday homes ...
all as part of a "Merry Little Christmas Blog Hop," hosted by the fabulously talented Pamela from "From my Front Porch to Yours."
While I *wanted* to share our entire great room today, a project involving IKEA Billy bookcases within camera shot prevents me from doing that. Sooooo, I'm simply sharing our mantel, in all of its holiday glory!
As always, I was a bit stumped how to decorate this year. Do you ever get "decorator's block?" I sure do, but thanks to Dollar Tree and Target (and the love of plaid this year), I was finally inspired.
And, here it is ... dressed in crisp and classic red, white and green.
How cute is this plaid stocking from the Dollar Store?
Plaid culprit no. 2 was this fun "Merry Christmas" banner from Target ... it came in one long banner, but I decided to separate the words and stack them to give it more "presence" in the center of the mantel.
These felt ornamental skates have made their rounds in our home for several years ... this year becoming a focal point layered over our mirror. A white snowflake garland up above help to tie in with the snowflakes both on the skates and those that I tucked into the garland on the mantel.
And, then there are the festive, glittery deer down below, paired with a glass demi that just "had to have" fairy lights floating around inside.
I've really enjoyed having our newly made DIY "mdf" white backdrop this year! I think it really helps all of the colors really stand out.
Oh, and I can't forget this cutie ... I love vintage trucks and have seen them shared several times by bloggers, but they were truly "vintage" and hard to find. That is, until Target came out with their own version (yay)!
I love it when the sun starts to go down and the lights truly take over ... just one of the many joys of the holidays!
Thanks so much for visiting our Christmas mantel!
Please be sure and visit these incredibly talented ladies ... you will certainly be inspired!
White Lace Cottage