It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was when I woke up this morning and saw our Christmas tree (although only half decorated!) lit in our living room. This weekend, David and I hauled up the Christmas stuff from the basement and got started on decking our halls.
And voila! Here's our living room mantle, ready for Santa.
This year, I decided to incorporate a little nature and a little coziness into our typical sparkle and glam decorations. I ordered the stockings from Pottery Barn a few years ago- I believe our very first Christmas together?! The monogrammed style was too cute to pass up.
And yes, we are those people who hang stockings for our dogs. Maggie and Tucker definitely get into the Christmas spirit.
Okay... so maybe we're also those people who dress up our dogs, too. And put this picture on our Christmas card two years ago.... :)
My idea of adding some cozy, natural vibes to our Christmas decorations this year includes lots of textured materials: pine cones, yarn, sticks, felt, twine, etc. So as you can see, I through in some of that to mix up with shiny ornaments and lights on our mantle this year.
The little Christmas trees were actually Dollar Store finds. Originally covered with tinsel...
I simply wrapped some yarn around each of the little guys to make him a bit cozier.
The wreath on the mantle is actually just a makeshift version until I finish the wreath that will actually grace our mantle. Until then, this one will work :)
The string of white fluffy balls are simply different sizes of little pom poms that I strung onto fishing wire! I saw the snow-puff-like strand in a window display while we were in California and I just had to recreate them. You'll see this all around our house this year!
So there you have it! Our living room Christmas mantle. I can't wait to share our outside decorations, some Christmas vignettes and, of course, our Christmas tree! Did you guys get any decorating done this weekend?
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