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? :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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