Christmas 2014 Mantel & Banister

Here it is!!!
I love my green, white and black mantle! It is VERY different from years past. 
A few years ago THIS mantle was featured on Better Homes and Gardens. 
I have LOVED using RED in the past! I haven't thrown out Red 100%... it's happening in my basement and the color scheme of the kids Christmas tree... But that is for another upcoming post :) 
This year, upstairs I wanted a more fresh, clean look!
I'm loving the chalkboard craze, happening right now, so I wanted to use that as some of my theme for this year.
I have lots more pictures to post, so you'll see how the chalkboard theme fits all together.  

Last year, I saw THIS awesome picture floating around Pinterest,  As always...bloggers have the most AMAZING ideas!  
I knew I just HAD to use  this fun chalkboard idea on this year's mantle,  
so I asked my friend and designer Ashley to help me out.  See more of her amazing 
talent in her Etsy shop!
We went through several fonts for the Merry Christmas before she found this perfect one!

 I found the wreath HERE at Target
The green striped stockings also came from Target 
The white velvet ones came from Pottery Barn
The stocking metal holders Birch Lane
 I then ordered our names in white Vinyl on Etsy

With a little bit of Black and White striped ribbon, the look was complete!
I am in LOVE!!!
The Bannister has also changed A LOT!!! 

HERE is mine a few years back and here it is TODAY!
   I wanted to match the look of the Christmas Tree, so I used all the same elements. 
I repeated the ribbon and ornaments. Simple but elegant. 
I also added sprigs of frosted leaves. Something you would see in the spring to freshen up the 
look of the flocked pine!


  1. Love it!! Love your style!

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  3. Beautiful!! Would you mind sharing where you got your stocking holders? They are great. Also, what do you use to write on them? Thanks.

  4. HI Kallee, They came from Birch Lane

  5. They are on back order at birch lane:( I found some I liked on Joss & Main...thanks for the inspiration! What do you use to make the writing so smooth on the chalkboard?

  6. Everything is just gorgeous! Do you mind sharing where you purchased the garland? Thank you, Heidi!

  7. HI Sara.. I bought it from Tai Pan in Salt Lake.

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  9. How did you hang your wreath on the chalkboard without damaging the board?