Our Christmas mantel in our family room this year is in keeping with my apparent themes of "using what I have" and "bringing in natural elements". It all began with the boxwood wreaths I made earlier in my Christmas decorating. It didn't seem right to add all sorts of "stuff" around something so natural. So, this year, I'm keeping it as simple as I know how. It feels refreshing and I like it. It is nice to have some "life" in our dark basement family room!
This mantel consists of candlesticks and vases from around the house. I added boxwood from our yard in the form of some sprigs and a simple garland. The tree boughs were purchased at a Christmas tree lot near our home. The pine cones were picked up from a walk at a park near my parents' house. For now, these simple, natural decorations seem like enough. If the rearranging bug hits (and you know it most likely will) I will share for sure!
How have you decorated your home this year? Do share!
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