I knew I wanted something different this year to go with our new color scheme around here. I also knew that having our stockings hung on metal letters like we normally do would be a disaster/death trap for Kole. So I mixed things up a bit and here's what I came up with --
Another look closer up because I took too many pictures of my icy mantel --
A breakdown of the new look:
basilica pillar Pottery Barn candles. You knew I would. :) Those embossed snowflakes are just gorgeous. I decided that I loved them too much to let them go. Plus I know I will decorate with them every year somewhere in my house during December/January for years to come. And I'm not regretting that little purchase one bit. My pictures don't capture how beautiful they are and the way they sparkle in the light. My favorite purchase of the season!
Another fun purchase were these little silver birds I found at Tai Pan when I was visiting my family in Utah for Thanksgiving.
I added a couple of my beloved white pitchers because they make me so happy right now. Plus they went so well with the white snowflakes on my new candles.
Fall mantel so I just replaced the mini pumpkins, acorns and corn with silver and aqua ornaments. These little jars are such a simple way to make a bold statement.
The silver Christmas tree I also found at Tai Pan.
I love the way my mantel ties in with my aqua wall and kitchen shelf this year. And it's always fun to mix things up! Change is a good thing. The holidays are in full swing around here. You can see to the left of my mantel I'm listening to Pandora Internet radio on my TV. I have it set to play Christmas tunes 24/7. Love it! I've also been doing some more decorating and a little organizing so I will have lots to share soon. (These evening Christmas parties are putting a major kink my blog schedule!) ;)