Christmas Mantel Decor Seasonal Simplicity
Wow…..how did December get here already? Today I’m excited to share my Christmas Mantel Decor with you as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour Series hosted by Krista from The Happy Housie and April from House By Hoff! Be sure to check the week-long schedule at the end of this post for more Christmas decor inspiration.
Our weather in St. Louis has been basically anything but holiday like, so it’s been really hard to get in the mood to decorate for Christmas. We did manage to get our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving, while Allison was still home to help.
My Christmas mantel is the result of a few trips to Target 😉 It all just fell into place, with no real planning.
If you take a look at my Fall Mantel from over a year ago, and my Spring Mantel that I shared earlier this year, you will see that I kept many of the elements, and swapped out a few items for Christmas. The old books, the candlesticks, and glass vases have remained for over a year throughout the seasons.
Let’s Talk About My Christmas Mantel Decor
While shopping the past few weeks, I found the simple stocking holders in the dollar section of Target. Then I found the ADORABLE monogram stockings and I knew I had something that would work. Later I spied the deer, Christmas car and lit bottle brush trees on another trip to Target. I use some fresh greenery from Trader Joes and I was set!!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret…….this is all the Christmas decorating I have done, and probably won’t really do much more.
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Simplicity is something I’m trying to embrace.
I have countless totes full of holiday decor that we usually pull out every year and sprinkle every nook and cranny of our living space that I could.
While my family enjoyed it, it was stressing me out. Check out my Holiday Home Tour the first year we were in this home.
The past few years I’ve slowly pulled less and less out of those totes, and this year for the first time, I didn’t pull anything out from those totes, other than our Christmas ornaments and tree skirt.
My husband left the totes out for nearly two weeks before he asked……”aren’t you going to finish decorating the house?” I said…..”I have!!” and you know what? It feels really good!!
We have two grown daughters, Heather has her own home, and I have given her a few totes full of Christmas’ past to decorate her young home. While I have a few more stashed away for Allison, once she finishes college and has a place of her own.
We love listening to Christmas music while we decorate. I hope my Merry & Bright Christmas Playlist inspires you while you decorate your home!
For now, I’m enjoying the seasonal simplicity along with a few fresh new goodies that didn’t have to break the bank.
Christmas Mantel Decor Get The Look
Stocking holders – Target Dollar Spot. They were just $3 each and I love how simple they look
Stockings – Target
Deer (set of 3) – Target
Lit Bottle Brush Trees – Target
Small Bottle Brush Tree – Target
Small Christmas Car – Target
Merry and Bright Printable – Live Laugh Rowe
Fresh Greenery – Sprays and Boxwood Wreath – Trader Joes (similar)
Vases – I’ve had mine for years (similar)
Snowflake Garland – The White Rabbit
Log Carrier – L.L. Bean
Red Throw – Target
Tufted Wing Chair – Amazon
Red Cable Knit Pillow – Target
Plaid Floor Pillow (similar) – Target (a few years ago)
Pre-Lit Flocked Christmas Tree – Treetopia
Tree Skirt – Target
Ugg Slippers in Sand – Amazon
Wall Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray
Bamboo Shades – Select Blinds
Curtains – West Elm
This view just makes my heart so happy. This is our 4th Christmas in this home and the first Christmas mantel decor that I’ve been happy with! We have not had a fireplace, or mantel to decorate in over 25 years before moving here. So, being able to actually hang stockings from a mantel over the fireplace still feels magical.
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Thanks so much for letting me share my Christmas Mantel Decor! Now I would like to invite you to check out all the other tours happening today through Friday. Each day I will update the links below so you can visit everyone!