I am thrilled to once again be joining Sondra Lyn’s Home for the Holidays Blog Hop! (You can find my project for last year’s Hop right here). There will be all sorts of festive decorating ideas and delicious holiday recipes coming your way all week long. We are kicking things off with holiday mantels, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post and visit the other bloggers sharing their decorations today. But first, let me give you a look at my simple rustic Christmas mantel decor.
If this is your first time here, welcome to Two Purple Couches! I love all things decorating, DIY and crafting, especially for the holiday season! My decorating style is a mix of what I love most—a little rustic, a little vintage, a little modern, with plenty of color, pattern and personality!
Truth be told, for as excited as I’ve been for the holiday season to start, I hadn’t given a lick of thought to how I wanted to decorate this year! I may have panicked a bit last week when I realized that our Home for the Holidays Hop started today. Normally, I would browse magazines, catalogues and Pinterest for decorating ideas, but instead I pulled out all of my Christmas bins to see what I could pull together. I have acquired so many decorations over the years, and I was determined to use only decorations I had on hand!
I really loved how my cozy-rustic-woodlands Christmas mantel came together last year (see it here), and I found myself gravitating toward similar elements this year. Instead of forcing myself in another direction, I went with it! Hey, when inspiration strikes, you’ve got listen, right? I opted for a “less is more” approach to my Christmas mantel decor this year and incorporated some of my favorite holiday pieces…
I adore those evergreen trees I picked up at Michaels last year, and of course I had to include the grapevine stag head I brought home from last year’s Country Living Fair! If loving this piece of decor is wrong, I don’t want to be right!
The hurricane vases are left over from the centerpieces I made for our wedding reception 9 years ago, a.k.a. before Pinterest existed. Both the red and white beaded garlands came from At Home; the hubs and I cut out the paper snowflakes several years ago, but we continue to use these for holidays and I love them!
Moving down to the hearth, I had to bring in my vintage beer crate, another favorite piece. Paired with a rustic Santa, simple brown paper packages, a miniature tree and a chalkboard holiday sign, this little vignette is just darling!
On the other side of the hearth, Santa’s sleigh is packed and ready for Christmas Eve deliveries!
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Home for the Holidays Blog Hop
Don’t miss all of the beautiful holiday decorating ideas, crafts, recipes and more being shared all week long!
It is with much excitement that I join this year’s Home for the Holidays blog tour sponsored by Sondra Lyn at Home! This is the 3rd year for her HFTH tour, and we promise to bring some of the most awesome decor, craft and recipe ideas you’ll find anywhere. It has gotten bigger and better each year and I think you’re going to love what you see! So stay tuned – it’s 30 blogs over the week, with a different topic each day. Be sure you come back here every day to get the links for that day’s featured blogs! Here’s a run-down of the topics and featured blogs:
Monday – Holiday Mantels
Tuesday – Holiday Recipes
Wednesday – Holiday Crafts
Thursday – Holiday Decor
Friday – Holiday Tablescapes
Are you ready? Here we go!
Home for the Holidays 2016