Now you know I'm a sucker for shelves with various sizes of books and items neatly displayed so of course I'm going to love this small shelving unit with cubed sized shelves. It fits perfectly above this mantel! This is also a great place to display those ornaments that don't exactly match your theme. This way it still pleases those who gave you that eccentric ornament a few Christmases ago. Everyone's happy!
I am loving ice blue on white. Take colors from the natural surroundings during the Christmas season. In this case it's snow with the clear blue water when ice melts or the beautiful blue sky the morning after a snow fallen night. Add a few hints of ice blue accessories and your house will fall into the Christmas spirit just the same as decorating it with traditional red and green colors.
Another simple decor find. The crisp and clean look is so majestic.
Check out these origami Christmas trees from marthastewart.com. What can I say, it's simplicity at its finest for Christmas decor. They are super easy to make and the different bold shades of green complete the "Christmasy" look. Here cloches cover only a few for a sophisticated touch. You can make these beautiful origami trees in just 3 simple steps.
A mantel is a special feature of a home. It sticks out and calls for attention so embrace it and dress it up with a few simple pieces that will compliment its features. Even though mantel's stick out like a soar thumb, it will be much more noticeable when paired with the perfect accessories and it gives your guests something more to look at than just a burning fireplace.~MG