Rustic Christmas Decorating

“SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN!” Cover your ears because a very tone deaf woman (myself) was belting out the Christmas songs this weekend. With Thanksgiving behind us, I released the restraints and broke out the Christmas décor. The kids are loving it and counting down the days until old St. Nick comes down our chimney!
Christmas Morning 2009 – Magic North Pole Snow Footprints (Baking Soda y’all!)
As I told you the other day, I wanted to create a rustic country theme this year in our living room. So, without anymore restraints….here it is!
I spy with my own two eyes, a Pottery Barn Inspired Lantern from the Habitat ReStore!
I told you I had a plan for those old pool balls!
Do you think I achieved my goal? Rustic? Country?
Goal or not, I think I like it.
Although it took me four days of noodling to decide I have to let it be.
I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking for an affordable cake stand.
Thieve’s market in Raleigh had THREE! Count them…1…2…3!
Of course I only bought one, so if you need one, head on over there.
Yeah, Baby! You know I couldn’t pass up those rusty sleigh bells at SuzAnna’s!
An old cheese grater (you can’t see it but it has a candle inside.)
An old sports stop clock and one of two large acorn decorations.
I couldn’t resist them, after all Raleigh IS the City of Oaks.
Another PB Inspired Lantern. Love these $5 finds!
Each year I try to think of a new and creative way to display all our holiday cards.
This year I put together two shutters to make a screen.
The tutorial is HERE!

That concludes the living room tour. If you aren’t bored to death,
I’ll show you a small vignette I have in our kitchen on top of the pie safe.
Isn’t she adorable? That little angel found her way into my shopping bag at SuzAnna’s.
I hope you all have a fabulous holiday season!

Now cover your ears again as I sing to Santa Baby (because I’m no Eartha Kitt!)

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rustic christmas home decor on mantel



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  1. Karen
    Karen says:

    The mantel looks great! It's a beautiful country mantel. I love, love, love the Christmas Cards on the Shutters! If I could only think of where I could use this idea? Saving it to my file… 🙂

  2. Karena
    Karena says:

    Adore the unique items you have found and yes it is a great holiday look! Bravo!!

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  3. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
    Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    I just love your rustic Christmas touches, looks so great. You've got so many interesting vignettes in every little space. So pretty & festive & of course, I love the rustic too. The red gate is perfect for Christmas!

  4. Sandi (Meme)
    Sandi (Meme) says:

    You are all WAY ahead of me! I haven't even got my Christmas decorations out yet, so can't show my mantel, but I SO appreciate your sharing yours! I would love to borrow your idea with the shutters – I only have one, but will definitely use it as you did! Thanks so much! I'm going to join as your newest follower, and hope you will come visit me too! Have a great week, Sandi

  5. Nutbird
    Nutbird says:

    I was trying to think of an adjective. Junkolicious? Are you a Rustifarian, like Donna? If I put down Santa's footprints will the dogs eat them and get sick? Great post as usual. Ann

  6. Tardevil
    Tardevil says:

    Looks great! I don't have a lot of country stuff, but it always feels cozy. Really like the lanterns…great find. I miss Thieves Market…can never leave empty handed.


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