Thursday, November 29, 2012

Silver and gold

It took me three days but I am finally finished with the Christmas decorating indoors and out . I just need to concentrate on my gift list now. 
We are loving our champagne gold vegas tree. I am keeping things very simple, only using white, silver and gold on the tree, it is very calm and pretty. We have not a single bit of green inside and I'm loving it. Change is fun. I didn't even buy a single ornament, I had all the ones I used and my Mom gave me a box of white frosty balls, nice!

 This is my very first real mantel to decorate for the holidays. That can be a daunting task.I started with two gold and silver garlands that I found at Homesense , I attached them with white strings to the mantel with 3M removable hooks. I added the little white Christmas trees and bought a couple of mercury glass accessories like the two candle sticks and a large owl and a simple little bowl. A few silver mesh bows and lots of silver and white balls strung from more white strings I just wrapped around the garland.

 This adorable owl was only $12.99 at Winners, such a sweet touch.
The gorgeous candle sticks were $14.99 also from Winners. The nice thing about the mercury glass is that it's not " Christmas" so I can use them all year round if I like.
 I bought these sweater stockings way before we even had kids, back in the 90's... I know I'm ancient! I thought they would be cute on the stairs , why not , right. I have a fourth one somewhere but can't find it !
 I had two tinsel wreaths from long ago so I added them to the hall doors. I hung them from string, duh like you can't see it , and 3M hooks.
This was not a sponsored post , just in case you wondered. 


Stacey Caswell said...

Beautiful Chris! Now that your done want to come do mine?

Stacey Caswell said...

Love the decorations! The house looks beautiful as always. Now that your done yours, you want to come visit and do mine!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

So pretty. I agree that a change is always fun. I'm in the middle of decorating our sideboard and have finished the mantel. We aren't doing the tree until next weekend as it is a bit early for a real tree.

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Your mantel decor is so pretty. I love the ornaments hanging down over the fireplace. Happy Holidays.