Our rustic Christmas mantel plus ideas from 20+ home bloggers
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Hello, friends! Are you ready for some Christmas ideas?
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of great food and family time. Now that Thanksgiving is over it’s full blown Christmas decorating time at our home. And if you’re needing ideas for your home then you’ll love today’s post. I’m joining with 24 of my home blogging friends for a Christmas Ideas Tour and we’re sharing our favorites.
Here’s what you have to look forward to throughout this week:
All of the ideas are at the bottom of this post so be sure to visit everyone! I’ll be sharing everyone’s ideas on my facebook page and also on instagram, so follow along there to be sure you don’t miss any of them.
I’ve been working on our Christmas living room mantel and am sharing it for the tour today. Natural, vintage, and rustic elements are my favorite things to decorate with and the mantel is proof of this. Here, a few magnolia clusters from our magnolia tree anchor the ends of the mantel shelf.
Old bottles and branch clippings are the other main ingredients of this Christmas mantel. I’ve been collecting vintage bottles for years and love to use them as vases. I simply added some hemlock branches to the smaller ones and white candles to the larger bottles for a holiday look.
A few pine cones, vintage red mercury glass ornaments, and a button garland add a bit more of a holiday look to the mantel.
For the rustic wreath, I used some grapevine that was growing wild in our back yard. I added a few hemlock branches and boxwood clippings for a simple, natural, homespun look. I’ll share a tutorial in the next few days for this wreath so be sure to sign up for our email list at the towards the bottom of the post and it will be sent to your inbox.
On the hearth, some miniature lemon cypress and dwarf Alberta spruce trees in tiny metal pots continue the natural theme. And the vintage corbel is one of my favorite finds. It makes a nice base for the little trees.
I tried hanging the knit stockings from hooks on them mantel shelf, but they were too heavy and kept falling off. So I hung them from my old iron fence sections. I think I like them better there anyway. What do you think?
A few more magnolia clusters inside the firebox and some nandina branches on the side complete the natural look of our living room fireplace.
I promised my family I would go with more simple decor this year and so far I think I’ve succeeded!
Next week I’ll be sharing our porch and the week after that will be our entry and breakfast room. Stay tuned to see if I’m able to keep it simple!
Now keep scrolling to see all of my friends’ ideas.
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Now it’s time to see all the Christmas ideas from these talented home bloggers. Here’s the tour lineup for the week. Be sure to visit everyone for wonderful Christmas ideas for the whole house. The links for each topic are below the images.
Monday – Christmas Mantel Ideas
Tuesday – Christmas Tablescape Ideas
Wednesday – Christmas DIY/Craft Project Ideas
Thursday – Christmas Tree Ideas
Friday – Christmas Recipes