There is just something about having my home decorated for Christmas that makes me excited to get home from work and spend time relaxing. I think it’s a combination of the twinkling lights, shiny ornaments, and fraser fir fragrance, which is one of my faves. This year I was only going to decorate my living and dining rooms, but then when I was in the kitchen, it just seemed to lack the same spirit as the other rooms. So I decided that our kitchen mantel needed a little hint of Christmas, a decision I am so glad I made.
I pulled leftover Christmas decor I had and laid it all out on the kitchen island, trying to decide which items would fit best. I just started adding the decorations to the kitchen mantel until I attained the look I was in my mind trying to achieve. The mantel definitely has a rustic feel, which we all know is a typical go-to in my Christmas decor. It is simple, but really fits the space and gives me a little more joy when I’m cooking for the holidays.
Mom and I love to create little vignettes and they are honestly easy to do. It’s really trial and error and using items you have until you get a look you love. Here I took a wood slice, leftover buffalo check tree from the dining room, and a faux tree to create a cute little scene.
This fresh Christmas tree sign is actually a top to a gift box I found at HomeGoods! It was only $4 and creates a little pop on the mantel.
The Snowflake Sugar tin is another great find I got at HomeGoods. I love how vintage it looks! Then, I got an awesome deal on the snowshoe at an antique store a couple of weeks ago. Snowshoes these days seem to be pretty pricey. This one is damaged, but I didn’t mind, especially since it was such a great price. The snowflake is from Michael’s that I got last year on sale.
To finish off the mantel, I just added a little greenery that I stole from the back of my Christmas tree Now that the house is pretty much all decorated, it is time to do some Christmas baking, watch more Christmas movies, and enjoy entertaining friends and family.