It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Today I am sharing a little bit of the Merry & Bright that is appearing in the living room.
Truth be told- I was going to take the rest of the photos of this room today. But 3 bags full of vintage ornaments and a wispy tree talked to me and before I knew it- it was already getting dark.
So just sharing a peek at the mantel today- and a few styling tips for creating a charming vignette for Christmas.
A dough bowl full of ornaments
Have I mentioned I am obsessed with bowls full of ornaments? Vintage, new, shiny or matte- I love them all. Especially when they have that delicious texture like mottled vintage ornaments or like these do.
If you are a big ornament lover like me- grab all those ornaments and fill bowls, buckets, troughs, bins, etc. with them. They create an instant charming centerpiece.
This antique dough bowl is on the dining room table- I love the centerpiece it creates in an instant.
Garland covered with stars
This is such a fun look this year- I have been having so much fun with these beautiful capiz star garlands in various places. You might remember that I used them inside the fire box in the bedroom-
and here they are on the mantel.
I love how they add that whimsical touch and a create a bit of magic.
Even though it won’t last the whole season, I love the beautiful look that a fresh eucalyptus garland brings to the mantel. This was a special order from a favorite vendor at the SF Flower Mart- I requested loose and long eucalyptus- and this one is absolutely perfect. A tip if using fresh greens is to spritz with water every day but if using it near a real fireplace you are using everyday – make sure to replace with fresh for safety when it starts to dry out.
A twinkling tree
Can you believe I have not yet decorated this tree? I haven’t. And I absolutely love how it just simply wearing twinkle lights and filling the room with ambiance.
A tip is to not get overwhelmed when it comes to Christmas decor. Take your time and enjoy the process rather than rushing through. If that means a couple trees twinkle away undecorated for a bit- that is absolutely okay!
Coming your way this week- more of our 12 Trees of Christmas- along with some simple and safer holiday entertaining tips if you are hosting family for Thanksgiving this year.
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Happy Sunday all!
Enjoyed . You do beautiful work. Love looking at Christmas decoRations.
where did you get your tree?
Hi there- This is the Silverado Slim from Balsam Hill.
So lovely! Thanks for these pictures, so inspirational. I’d like to have a twinkly tree. so simple and elegant.
P.S. Tres Francais!
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
Absolutely stunning Courtney! I know I can always find beautiful inspiration here, and I love your descriptions and tips. Thanks for being so consistently wonderful! And Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!