Christmas is one of my favorite times of year and I love filling the house with decorations. I like to combine nature with shine and sparkle to evoke the wonder of the season.
Here is my mantle.
Here is where I start. The trees are artificial, but they have a woodland feel so I like them. The white pitcher is filled with boxwood cuttings. The jingle bells on the dear for fun!
Then I cut greenery from our the cedar trees in our yard. It makes the house smell so good!
I like to decorate early, the longer to enjoy it! So my greenery does not dry out too fast I put the stems in water. I use medium mason jars with rocks in the bottom so they do not tip over with the weight of the greenery. Sand or marbles work also.
I fill the jars with greenery.
Then I use burlap to cover the jars and add a unifying look.
I put the mercury glass candle sticks back and add glittered stars to give sparkle.
Then I finish with some pine cones!