This year I decided I wanted a little sparkle on my Christmas Mantel. Don't we all just need a little sparkle in our lives once and awhile? I mainly used what I had and only purchased a few small items. To start I used three strands of garland to make it look really full. Then I added several different sized pine cones and lights. The lights were a clearance item from years ago. They have a cage that fits over the light that is beaded so it makes each light look like a glowing ember.
I tried a few different things but it all came together when I found the pedestal glass container while thrifting. It was missing it's lid so it was $2. How could I not buy it? I decided to add some more glass in the form of candlesticks and a small cloche. The cute little clip on birds are from Joann's Fabrics.
I added a glitter Santa from my collection. I at least needed one Santa on the mantle. The JOY stocking hangers are Pottery Barn from years past. No stockings yet.
The "fire box" inside part of the mantel is new. I posted about how I used pallet wood to create it yesterday. Click here to see that post.
I updated the lantern I have had for awhile with a coat of Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint. It's also from Joann Fabrics. I stacked some books in the old drawer to set it on and added more faux greenery, pine cones and lights.
I just need a glass of wine and Christmas music and it would be complete. Lucky me I have both!
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