Traditional Red & Green Christmas Mantel

It’s my favorite time of year again and my favorite space to decorate, so you could say that this is my favorite post of the year! I decided to stick with a traditional red and green theme for my mantel decor this year. Really, the whole house is all decked out in red and green and I LOVE it.

And do you know what else I LOVE? I’m swooning over all things plaid this year. It’s a good thing that the stores and I are on the same wavelength, because there was a lot to choose from. You’ll get a glimpse of the plaid on the mantel, but there will be more tomorrow at my home tour. {I’ll share all of the fun Christmas home tour details at the end of the post.}

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Plaid {or Tartan} - a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials.

So fun!

nal Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

This mantel  was built from two foundational pieces. First, the pallet I put together last summer and then  painted all antique white for my fall mantel this year. And then the faux pre-lit garland I bought after Christmas last year. I think I got all 12 feet for $10 or less. Love a great deal!

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com
And then of course, I needed a wreath to go on the mantel. I bought it last year after Christmas as well. I added some pine cone picks, a vintage folding ruler in the shape of a star and a plaid ribbon bow. I bought the ruler on ebay.com for less than $5. I LOVE the character it brings to my decor! And I made the bow using this tutorial.

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

My blessed pillow tutorial: HERE.

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

With all of these great deals I snagged from last year, I also had to grab some new items. Enter pretty trees from Target. :) I’d been eyeing the berry tree and burlap and glitter tree since the new Christmas line came out at my Tar-jay! {The Santa is a hand-carved souvenir I grabbed in China more than 10 years ago!}

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

I could have tried to make some pretty trees, but why when the perfect trees exist at the store?? :) Confession alert: sometimes I just don’t have the energy or time to DIY everything.

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

We’ve had the deer and plate stocking holders for a few years now, also from Target. They are still sold in the stores.

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

The stockings are from Pottery Barn and PB Kids. They actually have our names written on the other side, but I like to turn them around in these pics. :) And I added the plaid ribbon to tie them into the rest of the decor. Swoon! Loving that stuff!!

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

And now with the garland all lit up! I should have taken pictures at night for you, because it’s so fun. I love sitting on the couch with the glow of the mantel and Christmas trees. Oh, and the fire. So cozy!

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Traditional Red and Green Christmas Mantel. Find out all the details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Come back tomorrow evening for the Christmas Party Tour of Homes! I’ll be sharing the rest of my home with you at 6 pm CST. Can’t wait to see you here!!

Christmas Party Tour of Homes

 

Christmas Mantel Sources:
Christmas Trees: Berry Christmas Tree and Burlap Tree with Glitter
Candle holders: Green - Ceramic Pillar Candle Holder and White – IKEA
Stocking holders: Reindeer Stocking Holder and Plate Stocking Holders
Round basket with chalkboard
Blessed Pillow
Stockings: Red and Ivory Stockings and Quilted Stocking with Gingham Accents
Vintage folding ruler: ebay
Plaid ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Red ikat pillow: PD’s in Franklin, Tennessee

Have you decorated your home yet? Christmas is only 23 days away. Yikes!! I may have my house decorated, but ask me if I’ve started shopping? Nada. Better get on that!!

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Comments

  1. says

    Laura, Your mantle is beautiful and I appreciate you sharing it at the Open House party. Check out your feature at this weeks party. Happy Holidays!
    xx,
    Sherry

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