This winter woodland Christmas mantel is so simple and so lovely! Some fresh cut cedar, candlesticks, and a faux deer mount creates the perfect holiday decor.
I have one word about today’s post…
Our house has been under construction for the past two months tackling two major projects: the kitchen and the fireplace. This, my friends, is the first reveal of our new fireplace.
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I promise to share more details on the fireplace soon, but today is all about the mantel decorations. I wanted something simple, elegant, and fun. A study in contrasts, if you will: lush cedar branches clipped from my yard against the crisp white molding.
Soft, fuzzy stockings against the rough aged brick.
This adorable, quirky bamboo deer mount against the elegant silver bells.
I know it may sound a tad ridiculous, but as a former English teacher, I’m susceptible to ridiculous flights of fancy and elaborate analogies… So amuse me. 😉 It’s a bit like the whole beauty of the Christmas season: a king placed in a horse trough. A glorious heavenly choir performance performed to no one but a few poor shepherds. The greatest Savior the world has ever known born as a helpless baby.
I just love Christmas. I hope you saw my Christmas tree that I shared today, too, and I hope you were encouraged by the reminder that hope and joy are often found in unexpected packages.
Disclosure: Special thanks to Bambeco for sending me that adorable deer head mount!
Now be sure to visit the other beautiful mantels being shared today as part of the Christmas mantels around America that Suzy from Worthing Court has rounded up.
Decorating styles can vary all over North America. Enjoy visiting these other fabulous blogs to see how they’ve decorated their Christmas mantels in the region where they live!
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