This year’s Christmas mantel is a bit of a departure for me. As I mentioned in my last few posts, I wanted a more rustic look this year. I stuck with some of my turquoise decorations, but my sparkly things and silver reindeer stayed in the bin. I must admit, it took a lot of self control for me, who is typically an over-decorator. But I managed to stay to my plan, and I am really happy with the cottage-y look!
My main elements were greenery, giant pine cones in glass urns, red berries in a vintage tin jug, and a re-claimed wood mirror (a recent purchase). I’m in a picture vs word kind of mood today, so you’ll find lots of photos below! But join me on Friday, when I plan to post a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a Christmas mantel, using this one as my illustration!