Last year, my home was totally blinged out in sparkly silver and tiffany blue. This year, though, I’ve decided to keep things a little more rustic. As I mentioned the other day, for whatever reason, I’m drawn to more of a traditional look this time around.
That means I’m going to bring some red back into my Christmas decor. I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve used red on my main tree or my mantel for at least 5 years.
Of course, you know me…I’ve decided to keep a pop of turquoise, too! I just can’t seem to stray from my favorite color and I absolutely adore red and turquoise together. This combo allows me to use some of my newer decorations while still keeping things more traditional than last year.
I know I said I was going to wait to decorate until December, but I just couldn’t help myself. When it comes to seasonal decorating, I have no self-control. I pulled out a couple of bins just to take a peek, and whaddaya know, before I could say jingle jingle I was arranging garlands, and berries and ribbons!
I didn’t get too far. But…I did just happen to finish my mantel. I know, I know… I totally promised myself I wouldn’t! Ack! But, on a positive note, I don’t think I’ll tire of it before Christmas as I am really digging the new color scheme. I’ll be sharing that a little later in the week. I’m also working on a little tutorial on how to decorate a Christmas mantel, as that seems to be a question that a lot of my friends ask every year.
In the meantime, here’s a very simple rustic Christmas wreath that I threw together with some ribbon, twine and beads – all things that I already had in my Christmas stash. Isn’t that the best thing about digging through your Christmas bins every year? I love putting things together in different ways.
Have a lovely evening!