A Little Bit of Christmas Decorating

How early/late do you decorate for Christmas?

It’s (finally) beginning to look like Christmas around here…

For once, I got all my shopping finished early (thanks to my very good friend The Internet), but I slacked on decorating and just finished up this week.  With three kiddos, including a very active 14-month-old, I kept things simple this year cuz mama needs to keep her sanity.  😉

Apparently I’m not the only blogger who’s a bit behind on their Christmas decorating, so some of my friends are here also (at the end of this post) sharing their finally-decorated spaces – better late than never!

Christmas Decorating - Sparkly White Winter Mantel - Girl in the Garage

I kept my Christmas mantel decor white again, but I changed a few things from last year.  I love how it works for Christmas and all throughout winter.  Win-win!

Christmas Decorating - Sparkly White Winter Mantel - Girl in the Garage

Sparkly things are my favorite.

Christmas Decorating - Sparkly White Winter Mantel - Girl in the Garage

Here’s a peek at night with the tree nearby:

Christmas Decorating - Sparkly White Winter Mantel - Girl in the Garage

P.S. I cannot find the star for the top of the tree anywhere, and I’m about to give up looking for it… hey, at least the tree is up though  😉

I’m also working on a holiday centerpiece for our Christmas Eve family dinner (on our new dining set – woot) but I’m not sure how soon it will be ready for pics.. I’ll try to get some for you guys though!

Merry Christmas and happy decorating, friends!

Stop by and visit these other lovely bloggers for their Christmas decor:

Christmas Tour Participants:

At Home with The Barkers

Windgate Lane

Cottage In The Oaks

Petticoat Junktion

Restoration Redoux

The Robins Nest Design’s

Paper Daisy Design

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6 Comments on A Little Bit of Christmas Decorating

  1. LORI
    December 12, 2016 at 12:35 pm (2 years ago)


  2. Barb
    December 12, 2016 at 2:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Your mantel is stunning and perfect. Exactly what I would like if I knew how to co-ordinate items. Thank you for sharing.

    • Jen
      December 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Barb. 🙂 But I kind of cheated… when you use all the same color, it’s much easier to decorate with!

  3. Bonnie
    December 13, 2016 at 10:21 am (2 years ago)

    Your mantel is so pretty and I also really like the box full of candles that you placed in front of your fireplace with the candlesticks on either side. It’s perfect!

    • Jen
      December 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Bonnie! I couldn’t resist buying that cubby thing, but it’s so large that this is one of the only places I can fit it! 😉


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