Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our Christmas Mantel (Kind Of)

Yesterday I showed you my easy diy burlap and ribbon banner along with our little painted shutter so today I just have our little "mantel" all put together to share.  Its really not a mantel, its the top of an antique cabinet but its as close to a mantel that we have.  I love decorating for Christmas and checking out other people's christmas decorations, its just fun to me.  I even love going into those all year long Christmas shops - they are the best, I could spend hours in there looking at all of the ornaments and things.  So here's a little sample of our Christmas decorating going on in our house this year.


Besides my diy banner I also used the reindeer silhouettes I made earlier to bring in the gold, red and black colors.


I love this little Santa Claus we have up here - my cousin handmade it for me years ago.  I've always loved the diy aspect of this little guy, he's all handmade down to his little clothes.  



There's something so pretty about twinkling lights at night.  I love this view from the kitchen.


I love the traditional Christmas colors but I also love it when people do something different and decorate with turquoise, hot pink or all white.  What a fun time of year!

So are you guys more traditional when it comes to your christmas decorating or do you like to try different things?  Share with me!


12 comments:

  1. I love this. It is absolutely beautiful.

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  2. I'm the same way, love the classics but it's always fun to switch it up:) The mantle looks great!

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  3. What beautiful decor!! I love the glowing twinkle of Christmas lights. You've done a beautiful job at decorating and photographing it!

    Thank you so much for participating in our Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am following you, of course!! Wishing you and yours a lovely week!!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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    1. Thank you Jean! I'll join up with you guys again this week!

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  4. It looks beautiful! I really like the "JOY" banner and the black shutter behind it all to make it all pop. We are pretty traditional in our decor, except I do have a silver and white theme in our bedroom because those and black are the colours in the room. I need to get some pics of that to post on my blog to show you! I'm working on it.

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    1. Thanks Antonella! And yes, I want to see your decor! I'm sure its beautiful!

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  5. I love the black shutter as a back drop for everything! It really adds to the whole vignette. I really love the jewel tones that I've seen a lot of people using but the hubby likes traditional so we stick to that usually. :)

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    1. Thanks Ashley! The shutter might be my favorite part as well. I love the jewel tones too!

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  6. Hey!
    I found you through the Aloha blog hop & I'm so glad I did! You have some great stuff and I LOVE your mantel. I love the combination of red, black and burlap-too cute! I'm starting to venture out more with our Christmas decorations-its fun to try new things!
    Be blessed!
    ~Your newest follower, Chelsea @ http://www.fromchrysalistobutterfly.blogspot.com

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  7. I found your blog from the aloha blog hop and I love this process post! I'm currently working on my Christmas model and am glad for the inspiration...I'm now a new follower, and I'd love it if you checked out my blog: www.rachelroaming.blogspot.com

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