December 3, 2013

simple christmas mantel // plaid, stripes, & a boxwood


 
Good Morning!  Christmas is in full swing around here and we are pretty much finished with all the decorating.  Now it's time to sit back and enjoy all the pretty décor and focus on the important part of this very special time of the year.  For my mantel this year I did the same placement of my large Christmas tree (which I'll show the full reveal soon) and the three small trees as last year.  And because plaid and stripes top my list of current crushes, I incorporated them into my Christmas décor this year.  I picked up the black and white plaid throw at Old Navy for $10 and then added the black and white striped ribbon.  If you've been around here any bit, you know that simple is my style, and so I left the boxwood wreath on the mirror by itself and really love it that way. 

I love our living room this time of the year.  We had cold weather last week and it was so pretty with the Christmas lights shining and the fireplace burning...just perfect.  So perfect that I may have fallin asleep here several nights in a row now ;) 

Next week, I'll share my tree, so you can see how the whole space looks.

And if your interested, you can click here to see my mantel from last year :)

Merry Tuesday!

20 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Becky. I love the simplicity of it. And, that throw is amazing!

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  2. Plaid, black and white stripes and boxwoods?!!! I love it! Perfection in my book!!

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  3. as always, I love everything you do! gorgeous!

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  4. dying for the full Christmas tree reveal!!! Love the mantel. It's PERFECT!

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  5. I love it, of course! I love black and white for decor...you always think of red, gold or silver, but the simplicity is perfect. :)

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  6. It looks so cozy Becky! I want to come sit by your fireplace and read a book with a nice cup of coffee! I have been looking for some little trees like that too! Love the black and white!

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  7. Beautiful! I adore the simplicity of it!

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  8. You have such great taste and take the prettiest pictures!!

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  9. Did you post this for me? My favorite colors and so simple! Love it! My favorite color combo - or lack of.

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  10. This mantel is so beautiful and cozy... I absolutely love it. The boxwood wreath is perfect!

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  11. coming over from the link up and I love how fresh and simple this is. Perfect touches but not over done and I spy plaid. Lovely! xo Kristin

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  12. Just like everybody else has said - it's pure, simple beauty!! Love the boxwood wreath!!

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  13. I love both mantels last year and this years! Very pretty and simple.Glad I found your blog and happy I stopped by Ten June.

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  14. Boxwood and black & white stripes ~ perfection!! Great job Becky!

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  15. I love how simple and sweet this is! Especially the boxwood and striped ribbon, that's definitely an amazing combination! But, hello, your mantel could be completely naked and still look incredible- that dark wood on painted stone is really beautiful!

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