mantle inspiration

Working on your mantle?  Here is some inspiration.

I prefer the looks that are not too busy.  Don't go overboard.  Sticking with a selection of colors can help the look to feel calm and cohesive.  Edit; don't put every single thing you own on there.  Simplicity can be really beautiful.  Which one is your favorite?

Stay tuned for suggestions on stockings and stocking holders later this week.

holiday wreath

Yes, I know that Thanksgiving just happened......but it's already time to start ordering things for Xmas!  

How old is your wreath?  Time for a new one?  Ideas below.

How to choose?  What color is your front door?  What style is your home?  I would choose a different style for a Tahoe cabin than I would for a modern loft.  Wreaths can also go other places beyond the front door!