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!
The Happy Housie // Cherished Bliss // The Handmade Home
Modern Glam // Craftberry Bush
House by Hoff // Rambling Renovators // Rooms FOR Rent
Jenna Kate at Home // Just a Girl and Her Blog
The Turquoise Home // Sincerely, Marie Designs // Grace In My Space
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia // Zevy Joy
Lolly Jane // Tatertots and Jello // She Gave it a Go
Jamie Costiglio //Southern State of Mind
Place of My Taste // Summer Adams Designs // Life is a Party
We Are The Joneses // Kim Power Style
The DIY Mommy // Two Twenty One // My 100 Year Old Home
This is Our Bliss // Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Amber Tysl // Styled With Lace // Happy Happy Nester
Clean and Scentsible // My Sweet Savannah // So Much Better With Age
at home with Ashley says
I love how you layer the garland! And the magnolia gives it a softer feel. Love it!
Your mantel is beautiful. I once had a neighbor with a magnolia tree in their yard. They were generous to let me use their tree for many of my–get together–celebrations. I do cherish the bygone days and it’s beauty.
Simple and beautiful! That ladder is adorable.
Kristin salazar says
Everything is so pretty love your garland!
Love, love the garland! Is it real or 2 fake ones intertwined? If fake, do you have a link to where to find the same or similar? Thank you!