My house is transitioning from fall decor to Christmas. My holiday home tour is the last week of November which is why I need to start decorating now. I was playing around with the mantel after removing my brown bottles, and started to set up my candle holders. I’ve started collecting wooden candle holders and thought a candlelit mantel might be perfect for early nightfall now that we’ve turned back the clocks.
I love the intricate details of each candle holder.
On a side note, thanks to those of you who said I should paint my mantel gray. The next time you see my mantel, it’ll be gray. I agree with those of you who said it’ll stand out more.
Soon the fall foliage will be replaced by Christmas garland. I’m looking for a piece of art to replace the wheat bundle for the holiday season.
Wouldn’t it be fun to carve your own candle holders? Think of all the intricate details you could create.
In the center of my candlelit mantel is a wooden lantern that I filled with three pillar candles.
The little round wooden table is a recent find from HomeGoods. I found the angel wing sconces from Hobby Lobby earlier this year. The old window frame is from our local flea market. I think I have enough holders for my candlelit mantel. I shared some of them in my Cozy Living post this past Saturday.
Yesterday I finished decorating our flocked Christmas tree. I wasn’t really in the mood but as I got going, the Christmas spirit started to fill me. It seems a little early to tackle holiday decor, but I’ll have it done in a couple of weekends and then I can sit back and enjoy the weeks leading up to Christmas. How soon do you put up your tree?