With Thanksgiving a sweet memory of delicious rich food and spending time with friends and family, I am excited to start planning my Christmas decorations. In whatever way you celebrate the holiday season, decorating your home sets the tone and is an important part of what makes this time of year so special.
I personally love to begin my Christmas decorating with the mantle. The mantle provides the perfect backdrop and most opportunity to display my theme for this year’s celebration because it is the focal point of the living and family room.
This year I'm drawn to juxtaposing an elegant mantle with branches and twigs interspersed with small bits of greenery and gold. You may want something more classic with Della Robbia and candles, or more natural with large magnolia leaves, lemons and fern.
The holidays provide a chance for us to celebrate a season full of love, family, friends and excitement for the coming New Year by filling our homes with these personal and unique touches. How do you make your home special for the holidays?