You. Guys. I entered Emily Henderson's Christmas mantel styling contest on a whim last week. And guess what? She selected mine as one of the winners! I feel a little bit starstruck. She happens to be my favorite designer and the one I find my style closest to so I squealed when I saw the winners last night! You can check out the other winners here!
I didn't buy many new Christmas decorations this year just because we were in the middle of moving right before Christmas. I found a few things from Land of Nod...they had some great Christmas decor this year (all on sale now)! I also grabbed some Dollar Store Christmas houses that I spray painted gold and white. Everything else I found from my Christmas collection from years past!
I toyed with this for a little arrangement for a little bit, but ultimately I thought it was a little too cluttered.
Here are the little houses I painted. I tried out 2 different methods with the white houses. One where I covered the whole thing and the other where I left some color showing through.
We installed 2 pendant lights in the living room (I actually discovered them through Emily's Pinterest board) and we love them! You can see a sneak peek of them below.