Love Magnolia leaves to decorate the house for Christmas, as it is so very Southern.
My Southern Christmas mantel of Magnolia leaves
was the first thing on the agenda for creating my Christmas decor this year.
It seems like styling the mantel is always the first thing that I do,
setting the tone for the room’s decor.
I really kept it very simple this year. Truly, I did. I even surprised myself!
My inspiration was the Magnolia Wreath and Magnolia Garland by Balsam Hill.
I so love this faux wreath and garland as they are so very realistic.
I decided to keep the breadboards on the mantel to use as a base
to enhance them with the Holiday decor.
I try and shuffle around the Christmas decorations each year.
They move from room to room in different vignettes, creating a new look.
The J – O -Y Blocks with the trees were in the kitchen last year.
I needed a set of three decorative items that would pop against the breadboards and they fit the bill.
Once they were up, they looked a little lonely,
so I stayed with the bottle brush theme and added the set of three white bottle brush trees.
Those trees were set in cloches and hurricanes with snow last year.
Faux greens and frosted pine cone ornaments
fill the Ironstone Foot Bath on the hearth.
Faux metal antlers and my antique French boot forms also dress the hearth
with prettiness and texture.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
I am featuring the mantel and the chairs that sit in front of the fireplace today
and will be showing you how I decorated the coffee table using one of the themes
that evolved in the room.
Pottery Barn Deer Applique pillows embellish the chairs this year.
One of the projects a few years ago that I did with my granddaughter was brushing faux snow
on plain evergreen faux trees. This is one of them that I placed in my blue and white
Chinoiserie antique cup and saucer (from Martha .. you all probably know my Martha by now).
More Christmas vignettes and details in the room to come.
I wish you and your family a most wonderful Thanksgiving filled with the many blessings
we all hold dear and making memories to treasure forever.