I found this lovely picture at our large fall flea market in September, and knew instantly I wanted to decorate my fireplace mantel around it for Christmas. There was something about the picture that spoke to me and made me feel so peaceful.
Snow falling and softly covering everything, always fills me with a sense of peace, especially when I don’t have to drive in it.
I propped the picture against an oval antique mirror centered over the mantel, and then paired it with a green candle in an old crock, and a tall evergreen tree I found at Hobby Lobby this fall. Although I found this picture at a flea market, in case you’re interested, Hobby Lobby also carries it at a much better price than I paid for it. I love its double wood frame that gives the picture more dimension.
Now the problem was, to balance the other side of the mantel with something coordinating. I started shopping my house and found a vintage metal grate from a fanning mill to use for a backdrop, which gave height to the other side. Other than the stacked green books, everything else came from Hobby Lobby.
I love this “Joy” sign that sends the simple message of Christmas.
Although two separate vignettes, they compliment each other very well, with the oval mirror anchoring the whole arrangement.
To finish off the mantel, I used a simple garland of rusty bells (also from Hobby Lobby) that compliments the wood tones.
I try to keep my Christmas decorating simple. The older I get, the less I like all the glitz of Christmas, which I so easily tire of and want out of my sight by December 26th. I have found by using a natural, woodsy look, it not only covers Christmas, but takes me all the way through winter. And since my living and dining rooms are already green, white, and wood tones, it coordinates very nicely.
Although nearly everything was purchased at Hobby Lobby, this is not a sponsored post.