The closer we get to Christmas the more more surprised I am at how quickly this time of year has snuck up on me! Today I’m here to give you a little more detail into this year’s Cozy Christmas Mantel that you saw in my Cozy Christmas Home Tour. I’m also teaming up with some of the lovely ladies fromm bHome to bring you an array of Christmas Ideas : ) And if you scroll all the way down to the bottom you can not only find out what they have created for you, but you can also find out how to enter for your chance to win a $15o Gift Card to D Lawless Hardware.
This year’s Christmas decor was all about being cozy! Surprisingly it’s actually been pretty warm here in Wisconsin compared to the last few years, but it’s still cold enough to need fuzzy blankets and soft pillows. I really wanted that coziness to not only be on the couch and chairs, but transcend into our decor so we get that cuddly feeling no matter where we are in our home.
Whenever I share our mantels with you I always try to figure out how I do it so I can kind of take you through the process, but to be honest, there is no process. It all happens randomly and usually takes me a few days. This one started off with the frames leaning on top of the piano just to get them out of the way after taking down my fall decor. I liked them up there so I went with it….. the next thing I did was try to fill the space where the wreaths are. I originally tried putting a full size wreath up there, but they just weren’t working, so the mini wreaths got to stay! After that it’s all a blur.
I can’t help but to have our pinecone garland on display somewhere and it generally ends up on the piano since they are the perfect length!
The deer head was a total last minute addition. I was going to leave it exactly how it is just minus the deer head, but I knew deep down it needed something. I had grand plans for this little guy, but I didn’t get around to it and I was honestly really enjoying his simplicity and natural brown color. The cozy christmas mantel became his new home!
The stockings are the same one I use on all my Christmas Mantels (seen here and here). You can find the tutorial for the stockings here. I should probably change them up, but I love how versatile they are! Plus it’s kind of a challenge for me now to see how I can keep them and make them look a little different!!
I hope you enjoyed this year’s Cozy Christmas Mantel! Don’t forget to hop over to the other bloggers who are sharing their Christmas Projects with you (find the links below) and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the $150 Gift Card to D Lawless Hardware! : )
All the bloggers you will see on this tour are on the bHome App and we are honored to be partnering with D. Lawless Hardware to offer a $150.00 Gift Card to one lucky winner. To enter just download our bHome App by clicking HERE. Our app is available to both iPhone and Android users. If you have already downloaded bHome, you will automatically get a message to TAP to enter. D. Lawless offers international shipping so this giveaway is open to anyone. Winner will be notified on or around December 14, 2015.
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Have a Beautiful Day!!
Cozy Christmas Mantel
You can check out the previous years Christmas Mantels below!
Find all my Christmas Tutorials HERE
Shirley@ Housepitality Designs says
Oh those stockings are amazing….I love the way they look against the black background of the piano….Love everything that you have so creatively displayed from the pine garland to the wreaths. This is so very striking as we see it here, can’t imagine how more wonderful it looks in person!…Merry Christmas!
Thank you Shirley! I think that’s why I can’t change out my stockings, I love them on the piano! xoxox
I love the frames…such a cool, rustic idea! The stockings on the piano belong on a cover! Merry Christmas, Ashley!
You are too sweet Juli! Thank you SO much!!
Your mantle is so pretty. I love the rustic elements!
Aw thanks Susan!!
I love every bit of your mantle & home decked for Christmas Ashley! Well done in the cozy department!!
Thank you sooo much Kelly!! : ) xoxox
Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline says
Your mantel is beautiful, Ashley! Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. xo
Thanks so much Mary Beth!! You too!
Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says
Your Christmas home looks lovely Ashley and the mantle is perfect with the distressed frames. Love those stockings too!! Pinned and sharing :)
Aww you are too sweet Kerryanne! Thank you for sharing!
Christy @Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
SO beautifully put together! I especially love the stockings! Merry Christmas! XO
So festive and pretty Ashley! Your home is gorgeous! Happy Holidays!
This is really nice so glad you kept the stockings and the new dress they got is just great. I love the whole thing.
I love it! The mini wreaths are perfect hung at different lengths there. Where did you get the awesome deer head?