Saturday, December 7, 2013

Green and Gold Christmas Mantel

When I started thinking about what to put on my mantel this year for Christmas, it was warm and sunny outside. It still felt like fall.

So now that it is nearly at record low temperatures in the Bay Area (there are rumors of snow in San Francisco!), I'm looking at my mantel and wondering if it is really Christmasy enough, despite the ornaments.

Eh, I think it'll do. This coldness can't last forever, right?

This was the first wreath I've ever made and I like how it turned out! I trimmed branches from the hedge in our yard, and tied them to the other half of the embroidery hoop I had floating around the house ever since I made the captain's mirror. I'm sure it is even prettier to me since it was essentially free, right? Ha!

And the chalkboard is contact paper on the picture frame. I decided not to use the chalkboard spray on this because a) it's too freaking cold out to spray anything and b) now it won't be permanent!

The ornament garland if leftover from last year's mantel(s) and the three panels on the wall are pieces of wrapping paper (I think?) from World Market.

So that's my Thanksgiving Christmas mantel!

Linking up to Link Party Palooza with Tatertots & Jello, Holiday Cheer in the Blogosphere with Our Fifth House, All Things Christmas with Happy Hands at Home,  Remodelaholics Anonymous with Remodelaholic, Christmas Ideas with Songbird,  Dare to Deck the Halls, and Thrifty Decor Chick's Christmas Tree Party.


  1. pretty! Love the ornament garland!

  2. Your first wreath turned out fantastic! The entire mantel is lovely.

  3. I love the green + gold, so simple and classic!

  4. I love your Christmas mantel and your boxwood wreath is adorable. Good job on making your first wreath. Thank you for sharing your home at my 12 days linky party.

  5. I think your mantel is beautiful. I love the silver and gold. The ornament garland is so pretty and I love the artwork. Super festive! I'm also a huge fan of boxwood wreaths. They are so simple to make and pack a total punch.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Dare to DIY!

  6. Thanks Kim! Now that I know how easy it is to make a wreath, I imagine I'll be incorporating more into my decor in the future!

  7. lovely! the ornament garland is perfect and i just love the pop of fresh green!