I love to decorate, especially when the holidays are upon us. I try to add something new to my collection each year to ensure a fresh and exciting look.
This year I purchased a few red cardinal ornaments and lots of fake snow to create a red, white and green winter mantel. I also recycled the bottom branches off my Christmas tree, which added a natural woodland feel. I really love how my mantel turned out this year! The red birds tie into my existing decor and the fake snow sparkles when the fireplace is burning. I enjoy bringing outdoor elements inside and my snowy woodland mantel ensures that we will enjoy a white Christmas no matter what occurs outside.
My grandmother made the poinsettia stockings along with a tree skirt for my husband and me as a wedding gift. I always thought that it was such a great homemade gift idea as most newlyweds don’t have matching holiday decor. We have used those stockings for the past 13 years and they are a treasure because my grandmother handmade them for us. My mom made the green plaid stockings for my two boys and I love the contrast of the green plaid and the floral poinsettia print.
I have mixed white glitter branches with the greenery from my Christmas tree to give it a whimsical outdoor feel. This has always reminded me a bit of a Cuckoo clock, and it fits in perfectly with all the red cardinals and white snow.
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