The Christmas Fireplace and Mantelscape is all creams and whites with browns and silver.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias but all pictures and opinions are my own.
With Thanksgiving behind us, now is the time to put away the Thanksgiving decorations really get going on the Christmas ones. Who am I kidding…I was so busy I didn’t decorate for Thanksgiving this year. I just left up what I put out for autumn decorations and called it good.
So, I was ready for a change! My daughter Christine helped me with all of this…something she does every year. I really don’t have very many decorations so I picked up a few things from Kmart to add to what I already have.
I usually have a large clock hanging over the mantel but I put up this mirror instead. I bought the mirror a few years ago from a garage sale for only $14.00! The large snowflake hanging in the mirror is a gift I received one Christmas and I already had the stars and NOEL.
This pine cone topiary was made using a bowl I already had and cinnamon scented pine cones I purchased. One of the high end online retailers sells similar pine cone topiaries for $110.00!
To make it, Christine put crumpled newspaper in the bottom and piled pine cones on top, using hot glue to keep them together.
I wrapped 3 small boxes and placed 2 on a vintage scale. The other present we leaned up against the side. I made the 2 sweater vases last year, using Stephanie Lynn’s tutorial. For the large vase, I purchase silver spiral stems.
Christine cut and arranged the curls and stems in the vase.
I put children’s Christmas books in the box on the right every year. I wanted to have a soft place for kids to sit and read a book. So, I made this cushion.
I bought this blanket so that I could use the incredibly soft, fuzzy fabric on the inside for the cushion. I already had the piece of thin foam, from another (unfinished) project, to use for the filling. I folded and measured the foam. Then, I cut (2) 14 1/2 x 41 inch pieces, (2) 4 x 14 1/2 inch pieces and (2) 4 x 41 inch pieces from the blanket. I sewed the pieces together, leaving a fuzzy binding around the entire outside. Thankfully, this fabric is very forgiving and hid my quick, unprofessional sewing job. Before sewing on the final end, I slid the foam piece inside. Then, I finished the sewing by hand.
We have this fireplace with some beautiful logs inside that I wanted to fill with candles. I had 8 medium pillar candles already and I picked up 6 more from Kmart similar to these but without the wrap. We arranged the candles and when we lit all of them they gave off such a warm glow!
Christine scattered a few extra pine cones on the mantel and it is all set!
One area of the house is done! Next up? My dining room!
Do you go all out with Christmas decorations or do you keep it simple?