I shared with you our manly autumn mantel earlier this year. Well, as we were taking it down to do our Christmas decorating, my husband asked if I would put together something using the antlers for Christmas too.
Last year, we attended a family Christmas party as a cousin’s house that was decorated with a beautiful array of burnt oranges, golds, and pheasant feathers. I’ve wanted to recreate that all year, but wasn’t sure I could pull it off. But, with my husband blessings and a trip to Hobby Lobby, I managed to pull together something that incorporated the wildlife my husband enjoys and the beauty of the season!
At Hobby Lobby, I bought 2 groupings of burnt orange poinsettias and 2 groupings of gold with berries and pinecones. I also bought several pheasant feathers. My husband cut all the poinsettias from their stem so I could easily work with them. I had this oval basket on hand and liked how it went with the colors in the arrangement.
Above the fireplace, I took what poinsettias I had leftover from the basket along with a few pheasant feathers, a bit of garland, and an antler or two to make a simple display.
As you have surely noticed from other photos, I have a very 60′s mantel with 3 stairstep stones jutting out of the wall. While this is not your ordinary mantel, you could most definitely incorporate this look into a traditional mantel quite easily.
Even though not every man is into hunting the way my husband is, I’d encourage you to find a way to incorporate the uniqueness of your family into the decor of your home. If you are looking for some ideas on how to do this, I have a series of posts about creating beauty in your bedroom and brainstorming how to combine your tastes with your husband’s tastes that can help you decorate throughout your home.