I tend to be pretty traditional with my Christmas decorating colors, and find myself drawn to burgundy reds, evergreen greens, and golds.
Today I’m giving you a peek at our mantle, which, as you can see, is pretty well dominated by the huge TV above it. This doesn’t leave me a whole lot of room for mantle decorating but I’ve done a little bit of layering to create some interest even with such a simple setup.
I always hang our stockings from heavy nickel-plated, monogrammed stocking holders I got at Pottery Barn several years ago. Ada’s and Ellie’s crewel embroidered stockings were from Pottery Barn as well, purchased last year. I like them a lot more than Scott’s and my older velvet and paisley ones, but they all coordinate well enough so for this year at least, they’re staying.
Behind the stocking holders I lay a faux bay leaf garland and placed an ivory and gold round candle between each stocking holder. Underneath the mantle I stacked a few pretty birch logs in our firewood holder.