Well friends, we did it! Welcome to the final day of the 12 Days of Christmas.
Even though the 12 Days Series is coming to close, please stop back tomorrow. I’ll be doing a recap with links to all twelve giveaways and letting you know about several link-up parties where my fellow bloggers will be sharing holiday creations.
To end the week, I thought I’d show you two Christmas shelves that weren’t ready when I did my home tour. Also, once you’ve read this post, I want to see your Christmas shelves. Get on Instagram, snap a picture and share it using the hashtag #ChristmasShelfie and tag @InspiredbyCharm. I’ve done enough sharing, so I want to see your home! I’ll be featuring some of my favorites!
Okay, on to my shelves.
First, I finished up my mantel! Yay!
All of the things I ordered finally arrived.
First, the lights. I was hunting for large white opaque light bulbs with a white cord. I could not find any in the major stores. After doing some online searching, I ended up ordering them from 1000Bulbs. However, I bought the wrong size bulbs, so then I had to wait even longer.
Despite all of that, they are here and looking great. I totally achieved the look I was after.
Next, I added a simple red felt ball garland. It’s from WestElm and is the same one that Kevin is wearing. (For anyone who is new to IBC, Kevin is my moose and personal assistant.)
Finally, for a touch more gold, I put up this “Merry & Bright” banner. It’s from this Etsy shop.
I think those finishing touches really tie it all together. Don’t you agree?
A pair of new nutcrackers also made an appearance. I found them at Target. One is a lumberjack, and the other is a skier. They are modern hipster nutcrackers so I was totally obsessed.
I’m still looking into making my fireplace functional. In the meantime I just drilled some holes into birch logs and added tealights. They provide just enough flame and flicker for now.
Here’s this space at night so you can get the full effect of the lights. Magical, right? Isn’t it fun to see how different this space looks at night? I just love it!
With my fireplace complete and the final touches on my tree, I’m happy to report that decorating in my downstairs is finished.
My upstairs, on the other hand, is another story. I am making progress though.
Not that I really need to go full on Christmas upstairs. At this point, a few touches here and there are all I’m going for.
This summer I built some picture ledges in my hallway, so I figured that would be a good place to start adding a little holiday cheer.
To be honest, decorating these ledges causes me so much grief. I spend hours laboring over them, and they are still just not quite right. I love them, but I haven’t yet figured out the best way to style them.
One thing I’m really excited about, however, is this brass deer head I picked up on eBay. (Oh, and I wanted to remind you. I have a bunch of collections and guides on eBay. I’ve located so many hard-to-find things there, it’s crazy. Anyway, if you want to follow along to see what I’m collecting or what I’m sharing, you can do that here.) Okay, now back to the deer head. When I saw him, I knew he’d be the crowning jewel for my ledges.
I also failed to take a close-up picture of this, (I’ll do it as soon as the sun comes up), but my mom painted the most beautiful picture for me. I took her on a cruise a month ago, and this painting was her way of thanking me. It’s very special to me. It was inspired by this Instagram I took on the ship.
Other than that, I just used a few knick knacks and one of the things I had included in my DIY Holiday Artwork.
And that’s a wrap on my Christmas Shelfies! What do you think?
Now I promise to get a few things done in my bedroom and give you a little update on that.
And don’t forget. Go snap some pictures of your spaces (your shelves or whatever), post them on Instagram, and share them with the hashtag #ChristmasShelfie and tag @inspiredbycharm. Cool? I can’t wait see to your holiday decor.
Thanks so much for following along these past 12 Days! I sincerely hope you enjoyed yourself and picked up a few ideas along the way.
SEE HOW THE OTHER 12 DAYS BLOGGERS ARE DECKING THEIR HALLS:
Funky Junk Interiors – *GIVEAWAY*
Decking the Halls – Thistlewood Farms
Home Tour – Songbird
DIY Mini Card Catalog – Remodelaholic
Drawer Ornament Display – Shanty 2 Chic