The Christmas mantel is all fancied up for the season! Blue and green are back this year and I reused a lot of my old decor I’ve had for years, including the mirror, the pedestal table, the stockings, candlesticks, and mercury glass vases. I also brought the rug from my office into the space to make it feel more wintery. I’m habitual about rotating my rugs since they’re all the same size, can’t help it!
What’s new are the fresh evergreen trees, the reindeer in the middle of the mirror, and the ornament garland I made to add some color and sparkle.
I ordered the white deer from Cardboard Safari on Etsy as a nod to Santa’s reindeer. “It’s a little known fact” (10,000 points if you can name the character that always said that) that male reindeer lose their antlers in late fall but not females until January which leads to one conclusion, Santa’s reindeer must be female right? It must be why they never need to ask for directions, ha!
So we pretend this is a reindeer and we took up a vote in our house. My son thinks it’s Blitzen, my daughter thinks it’s Vixen, Matt thinks it’s Dancer and I like to think it’s Dasher, because with that satin bow, hello totally dashing!