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Geez, when I started this week I had no intention of writing so many Christmas-related posts. Sorry if you’re getting sick of them! I think I am almost to that point too and tomorrow will probably be the last one.
So I decided to get out of my comfort zone this year and try my hand at decorating our mantel. I have never done this before; usually I just duck tape our stockings up by the fireplace and call it good [I am sort of kidding]. Since I’m now “blogging” I figured it was time to push myself and see what I got.
And what I “got” was this sexy mantel…
With the exception of the bright red wood floral wreath [Target $35], everything else was grabbed from various places around the house.
When I decide to get out of my comfort zone, I really mean it! How many people think of zebra rugs as a Christmas decoration?
I grabbed this from the hallway leading to the garage.
I stole these two faux boxwood orbs from the living room, as I was not feeling them in there. I think they’re just perfect on our Christmas mantel though. I attached these to the mantel with…get ready for it…duck tape!! If you look hard enough you can see it. The tiny pom pom fringe and all the ribbon you see have been shoved in our Christmas wrapping paper box for the past 4 years! It all came from Costco and it just never seems to end!
Last but not least is my craigslist mirror [a heavy beveled beast of $25 loveliness] that I sprayed gloss black.
Now that I’ve babbled enough, I will “zip it” and let you simply….enjoy.
So there is my first official Christmas mantel! I think I have one more Christmas post in me until I’ve hit overload.