I love the muted colours with some greenery. The rope is a creative way to hang the stockings without destroying the mantel or needing bulky hooks. The clothes pins add a feeling of simplicity to this chic, elegant mantle.
A few months ago I found a beautiful twisty branch in a ditch and decided to take it home. I have been looking for a way to use the branch in my home without it looking creepy or odd. I am still undecided on how I feel about this idea but I think it's very clever and hanging ornaments is something I would never have thought of doing. What do you think?
When I make my own stockings this season, I am going to use burlap and linen so I want my mantle colours to be similar to this one. Adding these letters is an inexpensive way to personalize each stocking which I will definitely use.
I love the shabby 'chicness' of this mantle. The white boards create a beautiful contrasting background. I think one of my favourite pieces on this mantel is the birch bark candles wrapped with twine.
"We had a few dead branches around our yard that we re-purposed to hang ornaments and snowflakes from in our front window. They kind of reminded me of crazy antlers once I hung them up" - The Inspired Room
The "Ho Ho Ho" letters in the center of the mantel caught my eye. So simple and beautiful. This year I want to try making my own wreath. I plan to hang it on the old barn window I have, but this mirror is a nice touch too.
"I made the cedar wreath from clippings from our yard. I also had a lot of extra 1"x4" boards left over from our recent bathroom renovation (which I plan to reveal in an upcoming post). So I cut them down, stained, painted and distressed them and put them together to make the backdrop for the mantel. I love the texture it adds to the room" - The Butlers
Freebie paperback books with the covers torn off, tied with jute twine and added greenery. What's not to love about this idea!?