Simple Christmas Mantel
How To Decorate a Christmas Mantel with Magnolia Greenery!
Welcome back this week friends! We had a nice weekend with a short getaway and it was fun. We were a bit tired getting back home, but were ready to jump into this short week with Thanksgiving right around the corner! I am joining my friend Krista at The Happy Housie for her Seasonal Simplicity Series. Today is all about mantels and vignettes so I wanted to share a peek at our simple Christmas mantel set with magnolia greenery!
This is our front room and it doesn’t get the best light so taking pictures in the winter is always a little tricky… I am keeping this room really minimal this year and I will be sharing more next week!
But as for the mantel, I hung the stockings that I sewed about 7 years ago. I like to stager the stockings on each side of our mantels. I did this in our family room too.
Then we have this ladder that I love to hang my jingle bells onto. I like to have things set on the sides of the mantel as well!
In order to get my garland how I want it, I typically take a couple different varieties and weave them together (wrap them around each other almost). And then I like them to hang organically (not perfectly straight). Although I think they are gorgeous anyway they are hung straight or not!
I put out this sweet basket of a few gifts… Nothing too fancy!
And here is a look at it all lit up with candlelight only. I am not sure if I will be using twinkle lights on the garland in here, most likely I will, lol..
The day I photographed this all I was on the hunt for an extra brass candlestick. I found this pretty one and it worked out great! I think a staggering of candlesticks is such simplistic beauty on a fireplace.
So easy to pull together and I love how calm it all feels.
There are so many wonderful ideas to enjoy from my friends who are also sharing so make sure to check them out!