I’M A ONE-TRICK PONY recently, but my mantel seems to be the only project that’s ever “finished” so that’s what I’ll be blogging about until I finish something else! Please bear with me!
I’ve been working very hard on a new and improved home command center that I’d love to have up and running before my new baby arrives in January. I should have that project done in early December. It’s taking longer than I expected because of the tedious work involved with the specialty paint I chose for the project. In fact, as I type this post my hands are covered in remnants of the seventh coat of Rust-Oleum magnetic primer that I’m using on a portion of the wall where my new organizational system will hang.
Of course, I’ve also been working on several projects for the new nursery. I’ve been posting sneaky peekys of those projects on my Facebook and Pinterest accounts, so join me there if you’re interested to see some teasers.
For now, let’s talk Thanksgiving. My husband and I don’t host, which means I really don’t do much decorating for this holiday. The only reason I do anything is because I don’t want to leave Halloween stuff up until it’s time to switch over to stockings and tinsel. I also don’t like having a bare mantel. The thought alone leaves me cold. Brrrrrrrrrr.
Here are a few pictures of the simple Thanksgiving-themed mantel I put together as a stop-gap until Christmas comes out in full force.
The base for the mantel is a throw blanket I got from Pier One Imports a million years ago. The herringbone plaid and fringe scream fall, and the subtle teal thread woven throughout the brown tones matches well with my general home color story.
I scattered a few books and white pumpkins along with some blue glass for a serene look. The wooden sign came from none other than the Target One Spot. My favorite element of this display is the string of white lights. It’s nice to have some light and warmth in the living room to help cozy up the early darkness that comes along with changing the clocks back.
The only other change I made was the chalkboard in my gallery wall. This might be my favorite ever. I have been enjoying homemade pumpkin spice lattes recently, so I thought it appropriate to put a recipe up on the wall. I should note that the recipe written on my board is a pretty good place to start, but if you like something sweet you might want to add some sugar or maple syrup as well!
The yarn tassels, although cute and perhaps seasonally appropriate, are really there by happenstance. My mom and I were working on some yarn crafts for the new nursery over the weekend. I decided to string up my yarn tassels to keep them out of the way. You may be seeing these in the nursery in the near future. I haven’t figured out exactly what I want to do yet so I’m playing around with a few ideas. In any event, yarn tassels are a fun way to keep your hands busy when you’re sitting in front of the TV at night.
I’d highly recommend picking up a few colors of yarn to make your own yarn tassel garland. Seriously simple and cute. I might string some up to hang in my foyer for Christmas!
I hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving filled with too much food and too much love! I’ll be back in a few weeks with lots of updates to share!