Today we’re happy to share photos from Kelly Elko of Eclectically Vintage. Take a look at her lovely holiday mantel decor, and read about her tips and ideas for holiday decorating.
How did you decorate on the mantel?
“I tried keeping things light and simple this year. Lots of white and silver mixed with a few rustic touches like the burlap on the twig wreath and wrapped around my snowy mason jar candles (which I scatter throughout my whole house).”
The typewriter and song lyrics are a great touch. What inspired this idea?
“I have two vintage typewriters and this one has has been sitting on the bottom shelf of my coffee table and when I started moving things around, the idea just came to me. Don’t you love when that happens?! It’s my favorite detail this year.”
Are these knitting molds for the stockings? They’re so unusual. What’s their history?
“They are antique stocking stretchers that I found at Brimfield this summer. I may have done a little dance of joy when I found them!”
What are your special tips or tricks for decorating the mantel for the holiday?
“I’ve done it all over the years, from real garland to sugared fruits to an old crib bedspring on the mantel! One common denominator has been symmetry. It creates a timeless look (no matter how many Frostys or Santas you have gathered on the mantel)!”
How did you hit upon the color scheme for this area?
“I love a bit of bling! The mercury glass trees add that while giving a vintage feel. The branches in the vases were in my Halloween mantel (strung with cobwebs) and my fall mantel but for Christmas, I simply gave them a spritz of white spray paint. They remind me of birch trees.”
Take Kelly’s entire holiday house tour (and find out the history of this charming antique car) here!
Source: Photos courtesy Eclectically Vintage