Jake and I are hosting a holiday party for a diverse group in a couple weeks. We thought it'd be fun to mix it up and do something a little quirky with our holiday mantle. We decided that a mistletoe and peppermints theme would be fun. By "we decided" I mean that we talked about it over dinner at the Olive Garden last Saturday night while he was my captive audience. :)
Grab a mint and come on in!
Max is ready for the holidays too in his little striped sweater from Target. We picked up our cute initialed stockings there too.
Here's a detailed look at the right side of the mantle. If you look closely at the background of this photo (click it to enlarge it), you can also see some of the subtle damask texture of our living room walls.
our front porch all summer but I knew it'd be perfect on the mantle filled with ornaments we already had, some extra filler ornaments from Target's dollar spot, and clear Christmas lights. I picked up the 'J' ornament at Hobby Lobby (50% off!) during my recent business trip to South Carolina. The tall cylinder vase is filled with wrapped Brach's Star Brites peppermints. Gotta love edible decorations!
Here it is at night. So pretty!
Let's take a look at the left side next.
peppermint puffs. How stinking cute is that? The tall cylinder vase is stuffed full of wrapped candy canes.
Click here to read about how I made the kissing silhouettes. It was really easy and no cricut or silhouette machine is required! The girl has a ponytail like me. :) It's hard to capture the twinkling of this red glittered paper on camera but I love it in person. We found the mistletoe at Target after wandering around several other stores.
Click here to read about the 'Mistletoe' banner I made for zero dollars this morning.
I love how fun and festive this area of our home looks. Maybe we'll get a Christmas tree next!
Leila and Kevin from The Lettered Cottage are hosting a holiday mantle party November 30th. Go join the fun and take a peek at holiday mantles all over the country!
Click here to see some of the parties we'll be mingling at this week.