Our Christmas mantel is so simple this year that I thought about not even blogging about it. But, sometimes, simple is good. And easy. Which is also good.
(Our kids insist on getting a live tree, too. It’ll go in the corner by the window where the chair is now. You can see a glimpse in the mirror of the artificial one that’s in the office.)
We have an outlet on our mantel so I wanted to use some lighted garland this year. I just used the fake stuff. I don’t mind it if you mix it with some other things. I used oversized pinecones that I found on a walk through the woods. Well, not really. I actually found them in a clearance bin at Pottery Barn last summer for less than a dollar each, but the walk in the woods sounds so much better. . . I also mixed in some big plastic snowflakes that I bought at the Dollar Tree a couple of years ago. (Wish I had bought more.)
One reason I’m keeping our mantel so simple is that it’s getting a little makeover in the next week or so. Tomorrow, I’ll post about what the UPS man is bringing to my house soon. . .