I’ve had a few comments/emails about whether I’m doing a Holiday Tour this year and I’m sad to say I’m sitting this one out. We have sort of taken over my parent’s house enough with the lego/barbie/dirty laundry/goldfish crumb whirlwind that seems to constantly surround us so I didn’t think I should push my luck by adding my 32 boxes of Christmas hoopla to the mix. I did, however, manage to decorate a bit at my mom’s house using some fresh greens and a bit of her Christmas decor.
Today, I’m sharing her fireplace mantel, you may notice this sign seems similar from my mantel last year. This is actually a 2nd sign that I used for the Better Homes and Gardens photoshoot we had at our house last year. The Christmas Ideas issue is on stands now, if you can still get your hands on one, I’m still pinching myself over the whole thing :)
I have had so many emails about where to buy one, and unfortunately, the etsy shop that made it for me is no longer making signs, BUT Haley does have a great blog, The Mountain View Cottage where she is sharing these great quilt block printables you can find here. She also said she is working on making a red version for Christmas, so be sure to check that out.
My mom had these poinsettias and cute deer candle holders in the basement and I grabbed a $6 garland from good ole Trader Joe’s.
Side note – I really wish that I would have been able to show you how pretty the fireplace looks when it’s on, but my dad was reasonably sure I would burn the house down if he tried to talk me through the process of lighting it. I’m guessing burning the house down is a house guest ettiquette no-no, so just use your imagination!
Now that I’ve decked the halls a bit, I need to get my Grinch booty in gear and actually start Christmas shopping. I think I hear Amazon Prime calling my name…