Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas decorating in the den

Good Morning Friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I sure did and accomplished so much.  I still need to do my porch Christmas tree but everything else is done.  Today I'd like to share my Christmas decorating in the den because....

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care.





This year I added Christmas balls to the mantle in soft hues of blue and gold that have a vintage look to them.  I saw a picture early in the season on pinterest of a kitchen with bowls full of vintage balls and I so wanted to somehow do the same.  I like the way the blue complements my den as well.  I did this in addition to the other look I was going for which has a rustic feel also.






I added in black and copper to keep the rustic feel and to coordinate with my sparkly reindeer.

I kept the mantle very minimal but also added in these $3.00 Target bin burlap trees to give it a little more filler and keep the vintage rustic look.

But the highlight of my new look this Christmas is my new ribbons.  I just got this idea in my head this year that I wanted to combine plaid and cheetah and I'm so glad I did!











I hung a simple wreath over the mirror to highlight my new ribbons.  The only additional things I added to this look was a few berries so the emphasis becomes the ribbon instead of the shiny Christmas balls.



I am so pleased with how well my tree turned out this year too.  I am loving the new look the mix of ribbons created.  Who knew Cheetah and plaid would work so well together?






This year I also added in a few new chalkboard ornaments to cooridinate with some wrapping paper I have.  I also liked the way the chalkboard ornaments looked with the new sparkly black christmas balls I bought this year too.






Here's a wider shot that shows the mix of ribbons on the tree.  Again, I am so sorry for such poor photos from my phone.   Trust me though, this combination is the bomb!  I love, love, love it!


Lastly, but of course not least is my beautiful star topper.  I made this by combining a lighted thrift store willow star with some copper stars I had.  I loaded it down with berries this year very carefully placed because I actually got up on a ladder to do it.  I think it turned out better then it ever has.  Patience is everything!

I've sprinkled a few other Christmas decor looks throughout the den but kept it simple so my mantle and tree would stay the highlight of the room.   Of course I really just wanted everyone to see those ribbons!
LOL!  Yeah, I'm lovin it!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I hope you enjoyed the visit.
Have a great week everyone!
Mary

2 comments:

  1. Oh, your mantel looks so pretty and your tree is beautiful! Havve a great weeke.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Your home looks so wonderful Mary!Your tree is gorgeous! Still have to do the trees and then I'm finished.

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