It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over here! And I’m delighted to kick off this holiday season with my 3rd annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour. If you aren’t familiar with a blog tour – or hop – it’s like a virtual progressive dinner, but can be done with anything… food, decor, crafts, you name it! There are 30 blogs in all participating and you will see inside each of their homes/blogs. There will be 6 featured sites each day with a different topic every day. Read on to the end to see where we’ll be going each day!
By the way, I am also linking up over at Jennifer Rizzo’s annual Holiday Housewalk 2016! Jen does her tour every year, too, and it is WAY bigger than mine. *smile* By linking my mantel design to her page, I have a chance to be selected for her next year’s tour! Be sure to visit her Holiday Housewalk… it is fabulous!
Winter White Christmas Mantel
Let it snow, let it snow, LET IT SNOW! In the south, we have endured one of the driest summers and falls on record, with record-breaking temps as well. I’ve been longing for cooler weather for months now, with visions of snowflakes dancing in my head! This winter White Christmas mantel satisfies that longing, in part!
I am so excited to decorate this year’s mantel, after the recent update to our fireplace!
Anchoring this year’s mantel is a vintage window with 6 panes. I just love the sentiment of looking into someone’s home and seeing happy holiday decorations. Atop the window hangs a wreath that I put together with a grapevine wreath, a twiggy white garland and some cotton sprigs.
To the right of the window, I used my Glass Bead Trees that I made a few years ago. I still love them! And I put a sprig of cotton and some greenery in a whitewear vase.
On the left side are some prelit grapevine trees and a tall vase filled with some white branches.
I draped a couple of prelit garland strands along the mantel. I love fresh greenery, but this is what I had on hand. It’s proof that you can use artificial greenery and botanicals and they can look very lovely.
Filling in are some ornaments of varying sizes with touches of white and snowflake ornaments.
Home for the Holidays Blog Tour
It is with much excitement that I present the 3rd annual Home for the Holidays blog tour sponsored by Sondra Lyn at Home!
This is the 3rd year for the HFTH tour, and we promise to bring some of the most awesome decor, craft and recipe ideas you’ll find anywhere. It has gotten bigger and better each year and I think you’re going to love what you see! So stay tuned – it’s 30 blogs over the week, with a different topic each day. Be sure you come back here every day to get the links for that day’s featured blogs! Here’s a run-down of the topics and featured blogs:
Monday – Holiday Mantels
Tuesday – Holiday Recipes
Wednesday – Holiday Crafts
Thursday – Holiday Decor
Friday – Holiday Tablescapes
Are you ready? Here we go!
Home for the Holidays 2016