DIY & Home

Our Rustic Holiday Mantel

For the first time ever I have a real fireplace and mantel to decorate for the holidays. Even as a kid we never had one so forgive me if I’m a little over-excited to finally have a spot for Santa to enter into my home!

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Berry Garland / Gold Pinecone Ornament

Before I hauled up my Christmas totes to the living room from the storage room, I had already begun dreaming of how I wanted the mantel to look. I was going to go for a vintagey pink and gold vibe for the holidays but once I opened everything up and saw all my red and gold Christmas balls (see how we made those gold balls here), all bets were off. I just can’t resist red when it comes to Christmas time and decorating. It’s about the only time of year I’d actually decorate with the bold color, so I just go a little crazy.

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Vase – Kate Spade

I just adore the rustic touches of wood like our wood round picture my husband made, the faux-bark candle and the sparkley gold pinecone garland! This isn’t a far departure from how I would decorate our home for any other season, except with the addition of gold and red. I’m not too into Santa motifs and if I did go that route it would be vintage santas. I also love that we kept our model of the Bluenose II (now what’s more Canadian than that?) on the mantel. I am going to try and find a tiny tree for the schooner.

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Model of Bluenose II Schooner

You can see our mantel featured over on Wayfair along with some other fabulous bloggers! How are you planning to decorate your mantel this holiday season? If you don’t have a mantel, do you have another space in your home that is like a mantel, like a bookshelf or credenza?

Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

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