One bright sunny day (actually I can't remember what kinda day it was) Kirstin and I headed out the door. Mission: make the Tucker mantel unique and cozy.
And this is what we came up with.
I totallyyy had that adorable vase in my basket one day at Target, then after much deliberation while checking out the Halloween candy, I decided I didn't need it...so I put it back (I instead justified the couple pound back of chocolate...). Fast forward a week later and fate brought us back together. I guess it was meant to be. A match made in mantel heaven.
Moving onto those candlesticks. Target. Sale. 'Nuff said.
Finally onto our animal inspired portion of the mantel, Elphy the Elephant. Yes, yes I did just make that name up and I kinda like it. Can I get a shout out for Elphy being $9.99 at TJ Maxx? His turquoise color and cute details were enough for me to want to take him home.
Along with some purple hydrangeas, and the previous items on the mantel, I believe our mantel is complete...for now....because Christmas decorating will be in full swing this weekend! Eeeek! <---This is me jumping up and down with excitement!
We might or might not have put our tree up already. Ok we totally did, but we haven't decorated it yet! I promise! (Yikes, I can already hear the backlash of "One holiday at a time, Tuckers!" and "You can't decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving!")
That would mean most of you probably don't approve of this:
Ahhh pretend you never saw that :)
I can't wait to show y'all our first Christmas mantel this year. I am already pinning ideas left and right...now I just need to decide on which one I want to go with!