Monday, December 9, 2013

613 Holiday Special: Holiday Decorating!

Hey everyone!

Did you have a good weekend? How's your holiday décor going? Almost finished? Do you have your tree all set up? We're getting our tree next weekend but the rest of the house is ready to go.

It's week 2 of the "613 Holiday Special" and this week the Ottawa ladies and I are talking holiday decorating. Yeah!

Everywhere you look, in every store, there are tons of options for decorating your home for the holidays. Silver, gold, blue, purple, name it. 

I wanted to share my mantle décor with you. I typically have a relatively shiny silver and/or gold tree that stands in the corner right next to the mantle so I didn't want anything too fussy on it.  I always usually go glam, I just love all that sparkle and glitter. At first I wanted to go white and feathery with lots of sparkle.  However, I'm really digging the classic, yet country cozy feel.  Remember my monogram wreath? I wanted to carry that traditional feel onto the mantle.

So, here we go...

Before you go out and look for something to put on your mantle for the holidays, take a look around your house first and see what you already have. You would be surprised what you can work with....

Essentially, the only new thing I bought this year for the mantle were the flanking Ikea lanterns. I love that I can use them on the holiday mantle but also move them around the house throughout the year. Look around your house, I know you have items you can use.

Don't forget, a glass bowl or vase with similar colour ornaments is always classic.

I would love to see your fresh.fabulous.sophisticated mantles. Please share them with me. Did you go glam? Traditional? Outside the box?

Check out the Ottawa bloggers today for their fabulouso holiday decorating. You'll get some great ideas and keep you inspired!

Meredith & Sue @ Newberry Sykes

Keep it Beautiful.

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  1. Love it! Can you do my mantle too ;) I'm stealing your candlestick topiary idea - it's gorgeous! M

  2. Love this! The symmetry is perfect. I need some of those logs!!

  3. I love that you shopped your house. There are so many things that can do double duty and those Ikea lanterns are perfect for that. I also love how you wrapped your birch logs in ribbon, I think I will be copying that idea :-)

  4. I need to find some of those topiary balls at the Dollar store - awesome. I did most of my holiday decorating by shopping my house too. I guess that's a perk of being decor-obsessed ;)

  5. Gorgeous! You managed to marry sophistication and rustic simplification in one beautiful vignette! I tend to go for whimsy or modern fun with my Christmas decor.
    Amy @


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