My Christmas mantel is decorated in the traditional colors of Christmas. I purchased new large canvas wall art of the prettiest picture of Santa that I have ever seen. Garland is draped across the mantel and I knitted a Christmas Tree Banner for the fireplace mantel.
Thankful forChloe from Celebrate & Decorate for organizing and hosting this Christmas Blog Hop. I am excited to be included with all of these talented bloggers.
For me, I want traditional colors of red, white, green, and cream colors in my decor. When I pass by a shop or store with bright red and green décor in the windows, I find myself wanting to go in and look. It goes back to what colors my mother used in her home and the colors that she still uses today. It’s funny how as I get older, I want to reminisce of Christmases with my family as a child.
Talk about me being drawn to something, when I saw this huge Santa on Canvas at Hobby Lobby, I had to have it! I do not purchase new décor every year but I justified this purchase and I am so glad I did. My family loves this picture and I can’t see us ever getting tired of it. Using my garland that I have had for many years and added some thrifted brass candlesticks to each side.
I am also loving all of the vintage décor and also the vintage hobbies are coming back. I see younger people learning to embroidery, macramé, crochet, and knitting. Thinking I will knit a banner to add to my mantel. I tweak some patterns that I found for Christmas trees. By using larger yarn and knitting needles, they became large enough for a banner. This Christmas Tree Banner is so quick and easy to knit. You can view the pattern and tutorial on this post.
The knitted trees can also be used as tree ornaments. They are large enough to fill the empty spaces in the trees.
Shiny balls in lanterns are some of my favorite ways to decorate and I think they look pretty sitting on the fireplace. These lanterns are 24 inches high and 28 inches high.
A wire basket to store our Christmas throws in.
I will remove the banner and add our stocking right before Christmas so that Santa can fill them! Don’t forget to check out all of the other blogger’s Christmas décor!
You may also like this DIY Snowman Christmas Ornament made with Craft Clay