Well, hello there!!! It’s been a while, yes? I’ve missed you all so much, and before I show the mantel I want to thank all of you for the sweet comments, emails, tweets, and Facebook messages about the pregnancy. I am feeling much better these days and am trying to get back in the groove, but some days I still feel off and do nothing, and I’m fine with that. :) The baby is doing great and is due in July! So thank you again for all of the prayers and well wishes–I felt them. :)
Now for the mantel…I wanted something simple this year and that’s what I got.
And I love it so much! Don’t hate me, but I bought that wreath. And it wasn’t cheap. Remember I’ve been sick right?? Well I was definitely sick when I paid $40 for it at Target, but I’m happy I did. Sometimes you just gotta buy, and I was not up for crafting one this year. Oh yea, don’t hate me even more because those things on top of the mercury glass vases I bought at Target too. It was the poinsettia balls they had and they just sat perfectly on top of the vases I already had. So easy!
The fresh cedar garland I got at a local nursery and I looooove it. I’ve never used fresh garland before, but I’m a fan now. It’s so easy to work with and I love how it lays and drapes over the mantel.
I filled some cloches I already had from Hobby Lobby up with ornaments and boom–instantly festive.
I found the red and white stockings at Wal-Mart for $6.47 each. That was the cheapest stocking I could find that looked the best, and I’m very happy with them.
I just hung an ornament from each one for a little more bling. And I guess next year I’ll have to get different stocking holders to make room for the new baby because “Peaces” isn’t a word. ;)
And one more for ya.
And that’s it! It’s pretty much exactly what I had envisioned, and I’m glad I didn’t keep putting stuff up there because then it would just be cluttered. I tend to clutter sometimes but I really like simplicity these days.
What do you think, and what colors did you gravitate to this season? I think I’ll always have to have red at Christmas–it’s just so darn pretty. I love the limey green with it too!