Earlier this fall I was invited to preview some of the Home Depot’s holiday decorations and like Jack and Rose on the deck of the Titanic this rainbow LED beauty (affiliate) caught my eye across the room. So this year, I pulled out some of the thrifted houses and gave them a quick coat of spray paint. At first, I added some larger bottle brush trees to either end of the spray-painted houses but they weren’t quite right so I moved them all to the top of that new brass etagere. Spoiler: I have a few more similarly shaped ceramic trees, but I need to spray paint them so… stay tuned for an update.
I already had the pair of foo dogs on either end of the mantel, but they were feeling a little plain amongst the garland and the colorful houses. Using floral wire and a few faux sprigs, I was able to quickly make some dainty wreaths complete with tassels and bows to fit right over the foo dog head.
Once I added some LED micro lights, the mantel came together and it’s the perfect compliment to that rainbow Twinkly tree.