I’m so excited to be able to do something new this year. Most of you won’t think anything of it, but I get to decorate my vintage mantel for Christmas and hang stockings from something different than a shelf! Oh the Joys of decorating around a fireplace, even if it a DIY vintage mantel with fake birch wood in the middle. I’ve also joined with a group of other great bloggers to share a bit of beautiful Christmas decor. I’ll be sharing my vintage style Christmas Mantel.
If you are coming here from Kristen’s blog, White Arrows Home, then welcome. I love Kristen’s blog and all her rustic decor! If you read to the bottom you will see a lot of other great Christmas inspiration from some very talented ladies.
What’s your favorite style of Christmas decor? As a child I loved to see bright red and greens and colored lights. The older I get, though, the more I can see my style leaning towards muted colors and a vintage style. I love the look of flocked greenery with hints of reds and greens, but nothing too bright or overwhelming.
My vintage mantel is white, as is the clock that sits above my mantel. I knew I wanted a flocked white look for my Christmas decor, but I worried it might be too much white. I found a great flocked 9′ garland at Wal-Mart for $12, and I knew I could at least try it and see how it looked.
Below is a close up of how it looks on my mantel.
I love it and I don’t think it’s too much white! What do you think?
After I arranged the garland around the clock and the vintage mantel, it was time to add the stockings. I purchased these stockings at a boutique in Birmingham, AL many years ago and had them embroidered with our names, but you can see similar personalized stockings from Amazon below.
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After I hung the stockings I added a few Christmas goodies I had from years past.
The believe in miracles sign and the star were both from Hobby Lobby. The sleigh and the two small trees were both from the Target dollar spot last year.
So what do you think of my “muted” Christmas decor? I think it’s just enough color.
I’m so happy I can hang my stockings on a real (sort of?) fireplace mantel this year.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ve been inspired to repurpose or upcycle something of your own.
Next on the blog hop Christmas mantel list is Kristen and Vicki, a mother and daughter due who blog over at Timeless Creations, LLC. Make sure you check it out!