Friday, December 3, 2010

MiXin' uP the ManTeL

I decided this year to mix things up a bit and do something a little different on the mantel.  Here's an idea of what we looked like last year...stars brightly shinning...







And this year it looks like this...a WinTer WOndeRLanD...





I opted not to decorate our playroom tree this year...lazy...so I had a bit of extra to add to the family room decorations.  I added a bit of blue to the standard red and green and I'm thinking I kind of like it.  It's a little more whimsy and fun.  Reminds me of something off of the Elf movie...witch happens to be one of our all time favorites.



A lot of the big snowflakes came straight from the dollar store (last year)...and most of them in a package of at least 2 or more (we're talking CHEAP).




I think I was originally inspired by this cute print by eighteen25 (pic below) for the color combo.

And just a few more bits of the rest of the room. 
A little ball ornament can go a long way!



And because I just couldn't give up the stars...they're still shinning brightly, just in another room.



Fun to mix it up once in a while, easy way to get a new look with NO money spent.
How are you mixing it up this season?

8 comments:

The Marsden 4 said...

I LOVE it! Who am I kidding I always love it...
And if we're being honest here, I've been waiting anxiously for this post.
I'm also waiting for a "teacher gift" post! We've got 9 teachers to buy for between; school, primary and dance!
Merry Christmas!

Queen B said...

Beautiful! And I can't believe you got them at the Dollar Store!!! MAJOR SCORE!

britt said...

O gosh, Megan, I forgot about dance and art teachers... Staci, I always like seeing your creativity. I was wondering if there would be a "where is Staci" challenge this year and I found you in the silver ball. Happy Holidays.

Dania said...

What an amazing score at the dollar store! Can't beat cheap and beautiful. Your home is certainly decked out :-)

Emily said...

wow! new to your blog! so cute! Merry Merry!

Krista said...

I want to come to Christmas at your house!!

Denise said...

wow!! That is so CUTE!
I was smiling through your pictures because we have had some of the same taste in couches and chairs! :) I'm missing our big overstuffed chair- had to give it up b/c it was too big for our new place.
Found you through the pleated poppy christmas tree link up!
Newest follower!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love your whimsical mantel...all the different snowflakes...that looks so great!