Today I thought I’d share my Simple Classic Christmas Mantel today! As much as I want to be a “fun color” girl…when it comes to the holidays I really gear towards more classic colors! Red and Green. Gold and Silver. My mantel this year is things that I already had on hand. The only new addition is I added my Burlap Fringed Christmas Trees.
Some simple garland that I wrapped in white Christmas lights hangs right below my mantel. I love the ambiance that white lights create, especially at night! I also reused this giant mirror that I had sitting against the wall in my bedroom. Mirrors do a great job of reflecting the light from the garland as well as it picks up my Christmas Tree lights too!
On the left I have a large vase with some berry sprigs. I picked up that vase as a housewarming gift to myself when I bought my first house out of college! :) I picked up the berry sprigs on clearance after my first Christmas in that house! I also have the DIY Christmas Trees from Plastic Spoons that I made for the series last year!
I added the Fringed Burlap Christmas Trees that I made this year and paired them with this Kosta Boda Candle Holder that Fred bought me for my birthday one year. When they are put together they make a heart :) I also added a Santa Hat to the mirror to balance the height difference between the two sides! It draws your eye up so that it doesn’t look lop-sided.
I added a few candy cane striped candles to the center and I called it a day!
Today Shannah from Just us Four is sharing these delicious Peppermint Rice Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats with us! Hope over to her blog to get the recipe! I got to meet Shannah in person this past April at SNAP! She is a sweetheart! Thanks Shannah for sharing!!