Maroon and Blue Christmas Mantel

Last year we lived in a small townhouse and I wasnt able to decorate much for the holidays.  We had a small tree and a few other minor things but our new house is big and perfect for decorating!  Of course our gorgeous mantel is the first place that I start.

I started with the left over banner from my Thanksgiving mantel and when I say I started I mean I didnt take it down.  [Lazzzzy!]  I added the JOY burlap picture that I made and I really liked how the two colors looked together.  So I went with it.

I needed a few other accessories so I grabbed a few maroon books from the shelf [double points for them being Christmas themed reading material!] and put Ryley’s birdhouse on top along with a pine cone.

The ‘banner’ is re-used ribbon and doilies folded in half.  Im pretty much in love with lace this year so the doilies are perfect.

For the top part of the mantel I re-purposed my brown frames with blue accents I cut from my Silhouette.  The garland has faux cranberries and helps tie in all the colors.  Im pretty much in love with this mantel.  Oh.. I already said that?  Dang.

What is your favorite part of the house to decorate for Christmas?

Hey yall! I'm Kelley - a work at home mom to two rambunctious kiddos. I absolutely love creating new recipes to share here on my blog - the Grant life. When I'm not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I am wrangling the kids, showing houses as a licensed REALTOR and practicing my photography. Thanks so much for following along with us!

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  1. Maribel Reyes says

    Forgot to mention my favorite place to decorate, I love decorating the tree, it’s always filled with special ornaments that bring back memories.

  2. says

    I love your mantel Kelley :) I just think the wood is so pretty. Your little homemade decor items are really cute, and such a sweet touch.
    We don’t have a Christmas tree so I usually try to put out a Nativiity scene and some lights. I’m finding some really good ideas on pintrest this maybe next year I’ll be able to do something more creative. Happy Monday Xo

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