bhg.comI've been a little under the weather lately. Could be the changing of the seasons or the November blahs. Today though, I felt the urge to search for a bit of mantel inspiration!
With a toddler around our home, my mantel needs to be a big part of my decorating this Christmas season. It's the one place her little hands can't reach as of yet! hehe.
I found some inspiration on Pinterest but I do have to say I find it a bit bothersome that so few are marked with the source they came from. I do like the whimsical one above from BHG. It combines a bit of the traditional and whimsical without looking too funky.
But truly I think I am a traditionalist and tend to gravitate toward this kind of Christmas decorating the most.
Love this....it's cheery, sparkly and traditional to boot!
I love the use of lanterns, and that twiggy stuff adds so much here!
So what colors and styles do you love best at Christmas time?
I know that the style of your mantel and fireplace must factor in.
Ours is stone so nothing too feminine will work.
And how about your style of Christmas trees? We always get a real one and cut it ourselves. I do think artificial are easier to decorate but they don't smell as good. I also am wondering how to keep little, bitty hands off of my tree this year. Any ideas out there? I truly am perplexed on this one and need ideas. I don't want to buy one of those huge ugly gates that circle the tree. I have even though of hanging our tree from the ceiling! Lol.
Our life is more complicated now with a toddler around but she sure is rewarding!
Her newest words are ho-ho for Santa and ah-oo no! The words keep coming like crazy and its so fun!
Off to do a bit of holiday shopping today, maybe I will find the perfect solution!