Happy Monday my friends!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was great. We hosted Thanksgiving dinner for my side of the family this year (we switch off going from one side of the family to the other each year). Everyone was able to come (the unnamed child had to work all day, but got off just in time to eat), and we of course stuffed ourselves silly. Shortly afterward, we got a big ice storm, which I could have done without, but it did start to melt off yesterday.
I can’t believe it’s after Thanksgiving, and I still haven’t shown you any of my Christmas decor yet!
Most of my holiday decor in the past has been turquoise, white, and silver. While there is still a lot of that, with my mantel, I decided to step out of my box a little bit and add in some different colored pastels along with some silver and gold.
I first found these pink sequined trees at JoAnn’s a few weeks back and decided that was a good starting point.
I also found my NOEL marquee letters there too.
I went with my same garland from last year, and instead of the turquoise bulbs I used, I went with the different pastels.
It was looking a little plain, so I used my Merry Christmas garland from Target.
I thought I was finished, but every time I walked by the mantel it looked a little empty up top.
I dug around in my hoard and found an old wreath I got at a yard sale this summer. I decided to use it to knock off a Martha Stewart wreath I fell in love with.
I found these little sugar houses and bottle brush trees at JoAnn’s for 60% off and hot glued them onto the wreath.
I then glued on some angel hair onto the bottoms of the houses to look like snow.
I topped it off with a pink bow which tied things all together.
Make sure you head down below to check out the other talented ladies posts in the tour!
Monday – Mantels
Tuesday – Tablescapes
Wednesday – Wreaths
Thursday – Thrifty Crafts