Chestnuts Roasting on and Open Fire…

You can just ignore the part where we have yet to light a fire this season, so therefore….not roasting chestnuts. I’m still crossing my fingers that we’ll get another cool front {that lasts!} in time for Christmas!

Our fireplace was the first thing I decorated for Christmas this year. I more or less did the same thing I did last year, but I love it! Why mess with a good thing, right? :)


I combined the real deal with a little faux greenery to bulk up the garland around the fireplace. Bonus : you get that live Christmas tree smell, even when 95% of your greenery is fake. I stuck red berry picks into the garland and added red, green, and gold Christmas balls with floral wire.


The two stocking on the left are from Target circa 2009, and the red snowflake one is from Garden Ridge Pottery. I enjoy having stockings that coordinate rather than match to keep a little variety.


My “Happy Holidays” banner was a Target Dollar Spot find years ago, and has served me quite well. It was a dollar well spent. I just want to burst out in songs from “Holiday Inn” when I look at it.


I flanked each side of the hearth with poinsettias from Home Depot. I like that the pots are nicer than the typical garden center pots covered in red and gold foil wrapping. I figured I could save them and reuse them for next year.


I’m enjoying our festive fireplace! It’s the right combination of traditional and crafty, with just a little bit of glitter thrown in to top it off. Here’s to hoping we get a chance to put a fire in there!


Have a wonderful Tuesday!


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