Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Christmas Tree + Mantel

It's that time! I have finally put a halt to my Christmas decorating. I went all out this year and got a flocked Christmas tree. I love the snow covered look for the living room, but we ended up running out on Sunday night to get a real tree for Stephen's office, which is the in front of the house. It's small but we have that real tree smell. Here's a peek at our decorations-I would describe our Christmas decor as "festive"...lots of color, but I love gold and silver the gangs all here!

 I wheeled in the bar cart for a side table next to the tree. It was previously in Stephen's office so the manly whiskey bottles and flasks had to stay behind. It looks so cute primped up! 
(It was my Grandpa's old bar cart and I am honored that it is in my house now)

 A few of my favorite ornaments...


I've had these forever- high heel ornaments decked out for Christmas. They are tiny but I love them.

This is it daytime.

And this is our mantel. I originally had more greenery but took it down to simplify it. I made the monogram canvas to personalize our mantel, and add more color to the silver and gold.


 I also made those green and white stockings {I surprised myself!} with some extra fabric that matches our seat cushions at our table. I just traced one of the other stockings and used my basic sewing skills {going to school for fashion does come in handy sometimes!} I also used a layer of batting when sewing them together to give them more dimension.  

I am linking up this post here, check it out for more wonderful tree decorating ideas!
I'm already gathering ideas for next year!!

Well that is it for tonight! Have y'all decorated yet?! Or have you called it "quits" yet, keeping in mind all of the things you have to take down in a few weeks? Either way, have fun and have a fab night! xo.


Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

I have always wanted a flocked tree...maybe next year! Yours is beautiful. Kristine

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Your tree looks SO festive, I love it. Have a great weekend! xo

Amanda said...

Hi Katie, just discovered your blog and am a new follower! I love it! And your Christmas decorations are amazing! You've definitely given me some good ideas :)

Sarah said...

Your tree is beautiful and I really love that monogramemd canvas.

Megan // Honey We're Home said...

Thanks for linking up! Your tree is so cute! And I love that little bar cart:)

xo, Seldon said...

Your mantel and tree look amazing, lady! Merry merry Christmas to you and Stephen! xoxo