It's Christmas time!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I know I sure did, so much to be thankful for!  I always start my Christmas decorating the day after Thanksgiving.  I usually have the day off work and it gets me in the Christmas spirit.  Here's a little sneak peak at my Christmas decor in the dining room.  

I started out with this wreath that I got at a warehouse sale at a local thrift store.  It was only $6.  It was nice and full, but just had a little too much tackiness going on.  Less is more.  So I just plucked out the gaudy plastic plants that were mixed in and added my own blue mercury glass ornaments.

I also added a mantle to our dining room.  I love mantles and all the decorating opportunities they present.  However, ours in our living room is adorned with a flat screen TV and xbox.  My husband puts up with all my decorating shenanigans so I figured that's the one place in the house that he can "decorate" with electronics.  I just picked up this mantle at our local Restore and planned on selling it.  Then, the idea came to me to hang it as a faux mantle shelf in our dining room.  I gave it a quick coat of white paint and hung it on the wall.  It looked great and I couldn't wait to start decorating it.  So, I added the lanterns and stepped back to admire it.  Then, as if everything was moving in S-L-O-W motion the whole thing came crashing down.  My hubby rushed downstairs and was not too happy.  I assured him a could fix the huge barely noticeable hole in the wall and come up with a better method for hanging it.  He was not convinced, but my DIY skills came in handy and we were able to hang it and get it all ready for Christmas.  Close call.

I forgot to take a before picture but you can imagine it, just your basic unfinished mantle.  So, here it is all decorated for Christmas!

and this is another thing that's getting me in the Christmas spirit today, yummy!

so stay tuned to see what I did with the legs of the mantle!


Rachel said...

I love those mercury glass ornaments. Your mantle looks great. Christmas is about to throw up at our house! I love the holidays!! said...

I love it! Can't wait to see the legs.

Kristen said...

It's beautiful. I love that you did it by yourself!

Kristen @ High Heels and a Hammer

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

How pretty, more blue! Love it with your brown walls.

Beth said...

Love the blue mercury glass and those reindeer are fabulous!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

How cool - to put it in your dining room. You've decorated it beautifully - and yum on the milk!

Kristen said...

It looks so pretty against your walls! I'm a new follower, can't wait to look around some more!

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