Christmas Decorating Part 2

Vintage Mantel Christmas Living room decorating ideas 3So my Christmas decorating took forever this year! That is as far as design bloggers go. We need to get our decorations up and photographed early, but it’s hard for me to feel in the Christmas spirit before Thanksgiving has even gotten here. I really like to take my time and enjoy it. That is what I did in my living room.

It’s the first time I’ve had a mantel to decorate without a TV above it, so I was especially excited to decorate in here for Christmas this year. As I mentioned in last week’s Christmas home tour, I picked up this Jingle Bells* sign on sale for only about $22 this year. I removed the mirror that’s usually hanging up here in favor of this for Christmas.

Christmas decorating ideas The Honeycomb Home


I had 5 of these glass lanterns hanging in my trees outside for several years. This past summer, we had trees removed and all but two of these were broken. I decided to bring them inside to use on the mantel (you can find similar here). I added a clipping from my Christmas garland inside of each.

Rustic Christmas Mantel farmhouse decorating ideas


The star glimmer string is something else new this year.

Star Glimmer String


On the other side of the room, I stayed with my keeping it simple theme this year. I added greenery to my wooden caddy and filled a basket with ornaments.

Christmas Living Room


I made the most of the garland I got from Lynch Creek Farm this year and used it all over the house. I added some to this pitcher with a few sprig of berries, pine cones (that I hot glued onto little wooden dowels) and two antler picks I found on clearance at Michaels.

Christmas garland flower arrangement


The little white fur tree is also from Michaels, it goes perfectly with the wreath on my front door and my deer pillows.

Deer Christmas throw pillow


These rustic candleholders are my favorite find this year,  they add a bit of nostalgia to my Christmas decorating. My grandmother told me when she was a little girl, they actually put real candles on their Christmas tree!

old fashioned style candle holders for Christmas


Here’s a closer look at my Christmas mantel. I love how it all came together, you can see how I made the berry wreaths here.

Nostalgic Christmas Decor Farmhouse mantel, Christmas decorating ideas


A few of my friends are also sharing their better-late-than-never Christmas decorating ideas. Stop by for lots more inspriation!


Welcome to the ‘Tis the Season Blog Hop hosted by Barb Garrett and The Everyday Home.

We may be a lot later getting our Christmas decor out than some others – but you know how the ole’ saying goes. “It’s Better Late Than Never.” 

Please make sure you visit all of these amazing blogs for some last minute decorating ideas. 


The Everyday Home || Mizz Helen’s Country Cottage

What Meegan Makes || Hearth and Vine || Wife in Progress



Refresh Restyle || Exquisitely Unremarkable

Walking on Sunshine ||  The Chelsea Project || Worthing Court


– Wednesday –


The Honeycomb Home || Confessions of a Plate Addict 

A Blue Nest ||  Unskinny Boppy  || SondraLyn at Home



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  1. Hi Roxanne,

    Your living room is so warm and cozy. I love the rustic farmhouse vibe. All the touches of fresh greenery are perfect and that star glimmer string is super fun and adds the perfect touch to your awesome mantel. Merry Christmas! ♥

    1. Thank you Patti, Merry Christmas!

  2. Hi Roxanne! What a beautiful home you have with such clean lines. I LOVE your home tour! Happy to be sharing this blog hop with you today. 🙂

    1. Thank you Beth, Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh Roxanne, I’m so happy I didn’t miss your tour! You have such a lovely home. I could go on forever about all the things I love, so I will pick one that has me all googly-eyed. That mantel!! Gahhh! It’s amazing. You know, I wouldn’t be mad if you sent me that sign. … just sayin 🙂 So much fun hopping with you! Happiest of holidays to you and yours! Susie from The Chelsea Project

    1. Susie, you are so sweet – thank you! Merry Christmas!

  4. Everything looks beautiful! I find that most people who are not bloggers actually do not enjoy seeing our holiday homes before Thanksgiving. Some do but I know on my blog FB page people complain all the time when I start to share at the beginning of November. I though am one who would start sharing in Oct!LOL. Anywise, love your home.

    1. I agree, and thank you Pamela! Merry Christmas!

  5. Hi Roxanne,
    I am in love with your fireplace and mantle, it looks so pretty and is perfect for your beautiful home. All the special touches of greenery are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing and it is a joy to share the tour with you.
    Merry Christmas
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

    1. Thank you so much Miz Helen, Merry Christmas to you!

  6. Oh Roxanne, I absolutely love your living room! I flipped over your mantel when you first introduced it and I love it even more now:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

    1. Thank you Kathleen, you’re so sweet! Merry Christmas!

  7. Sounds like you may have had them awhile but just in case…..source for the glass lanterns on the mantle?

    1. Hi Rachel, I have had them for years, but I bought them at Target.

  8. Roxanne, your home is so lovely all decorated for Christmas! I love those little star lights with the greenery on your mantel so much!

    1. Thank you Jordan, Merry Christmas!

  9. Roxanne. Your home is lovely. Especially at Christmastime. I love the small touches that add the feel of Christmas. Your mantel is stunning with the greenery and lights. Magical.

    1. Thank you Meegan, Merry Christmas!

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