This Christmas season is just flying by! Our family will be celebrating Christmas on the 15th, which is this Saturday! The kids are more then excited to kick of the Christmas celebrations early but celebrating 10 days early means my Christmas season has been extra short this year! Or maybe it will feel longer because we have more Christmas celebrations to look forward to. We shall see! I am just glad I am done shopping…Now if those last minute Amazon purchases show up on time so I can wrap them, I will be all set!
I have shared with you my Plaid Christmas Tree and my Plaid Tidings Living room and now its time to show you my Rustic Christmas Mantel! You did get a small look at it from my Christmas living room post, but I wanted to show you more of the details! Who doesn’t love details!?!
I am still really loving my huge vintage mirror that sits front and center on my living room fireplace mantel. I wanted the mirror to be the highlight of my rustic Christmas mantel so I decided to hang my Christmas wreath from the mantel itself. Which makes for a unique decorating look for a Christmas mantel.
I used an extra stocking hanger to hang it from but because the wreath is much heavier then a stocking it kept falling down. I placed my sugar mold handle holder on top of it to hold it in place and it has been there ever since.
I couldn’t find anything small and heavy enough to place on top of the Christmas stocking holder that I could hide behind the top of the wreath, so I just went with what was already there.
At least the wood tone of the sugar mold works well in my living room.
The stocking are the same ones that I used in last years Christmas Mantel. They are soft fuzzy faux fur Christmas stockings. I wish I had a throw blanket made out of the same material, because it is so soft and pretty!
Along with the stockings I added some mini deer antler ornaments they really help add the Rustic element to my Rustic Christmas Mantel. I also added my DIY Cookie Cutter Garland. The nice thing about my cookie cutter garland is that it is really easy to move the cookie cutters over along the garland. This made it easy to space them between my Christmas wreath and my Stocking.
The sides of my mirror are flanked by a vintage brass candlestick sitting on top a stack of books. You all know that I love to decorate with books. I don’t know that there is a season that I don’t use book in some form, they are just so pretty to me! I have two book page themed projects coming up, My Neutral Nutcracker Christmas Dining Room and my DIY Book Page Garland!
Wood tones, Mini antlers, Christmas greenery and Vintage goodies all make for a beautiful Rustic Christmas Mantel.
I hope you are enjoying your holiday season!