Christmas Mantle, compliments of Target & IKEA

The mantle is getting Christmas-a-fied! This year I decided to go simple. A few Target Dollar Spot Ornaments... I bought this soft beautiful pine garland (fake) from IKEA for only $7! I've been meaning to head back over and get a few more for other areas in the house. I hope they aren't sold out before I get back there. I love these Stockings! They are so simple, yet so vibrant. I bought them on Clearance just before Christmas last year from Old Navy for only 99ยข each! I have some fancy custom-made velvet stockings with a matching tree skirt and … [Read more...]

Evolution of the mantle

My fireplace mantle has gone through several transformations since we moved in. First we had this... ...which isn't even decorated at.all. I set the Rodney White artwork on the mantle while we were moving in so it didn't get ruined and it just kinda ended up staying there. I hung the artwork and added a few accessories, but the overall look just wasn't working. This setup is a FAIL! I LOVE my art and I LOVE bright bold color, but after a month or so it just started to hurt my eyes. I need my family room to be more subtle and relaxing so I took down the art and … [Read more...]