Festive Boho-ho-ho Christmas Stockings

Yup, I have become one of those people who does a themed Christmas each year. I am still not sure if this is a sign of greatness of madness! While I admit to having accumulated many boxes of decorations, I … Continue reading

Felt Retro Monogram Christmas Ornaments

For the last few years, I have had a different theme for Christmas decorating each year. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I need to change all my decorations! I’ve gotten creative about re-purposing and adapting our ornaments and other decor to fit each theme. When I did my white Christmas two years ago, I bought lovely white felt stockings from West Elm. They worked just as well for last year’s white and red Christmas. For this year’s nostalgic retro Christmas, all I had to do was change out the initials on the stockings.

Felt Retro Monogram Christmas Ornaments | Jewels at Home

I used felt in our Christmas colors of red, pink, and blue and added white felt monograms. I attached them to the stockings with safety pins, so it will be easy to change them again, when needed! It’s amazing how this small project completely transforms the look of our stockings and mantel!

Here’s a look at last year:

Simple white and red Christmas mantel | Jewels at Home

And this year:

Felt Retro Monogram Christmas Ornaments | Jewels at Home
Felt Retro Monogram Christmas Ornaments | Jewels at Home

Felt Retro Monogram Christmas Ornaments | Jewels at Home

While we’re enjoying this year’s cheerful nostalgic Christmas, I’m already thinking about themes for the future – Scandinavian Christmas or a metallic Christmas – and it’s good to know I’ll be able to re-use these stockings again!

“Jewels”

Christmas Mantel in Wintery White

The mantel is a natural focal point for Christmas decorating.  After all, that’s where the man in the red suit makes his entrance!

This year’s mantel matches the rest of our house, with white decorations setting a wintery scene.

Christmas mantel that lasts all season long with a wintery white theme | Jewels at Home

Stockings

These felt stockings in a lovely natural cream felt on sale at West Elm. I added felt circles with our initials to personalize them.

Simple felt stockings with initials.  Christmas mantel in wintery white | Jewels at Home

I set up some of my feather boa Christmas tree and felt Christmas trees I made last year.Winter wonderland.  Christmas mantel in white | Jewels at Home

Winter wonderland.  Christmas mantel in white | Jewels at Home

These little wooden houses are actually a work in progress. I’ve always wanted to have a Christmas village display, but I wanted to do something a little out of the ordinary. When my manager at work found these little bird houses at our local craft store, I knew they would be the foundation for my village. So far, I’ve painted them white. I want to add some wood embellishments, but we had some company this weekend, so I put up them up as-is. I’ll show you the finished village when I’m done!

Winter wonderland.  Christmas mantel in white | Jewels at Home

Winter wonderland.  Christmas mantel in white | Jewels at Home

By night, the candles light up our little winter village!

Winter wonderland.  Christmas mantel in white | Jewels at Home

Winter wonderland.  Christmas mantel in white | Jewels at Home

Winter wonderland.  Christmas mantel in white | Jewels at HomeWinter wonderland.  Christmas mantel in white | Jewels at Home

Winter wonderland.  Christmas mantel in white | Jewels at Home

Wishing you happy holidays!

“Jewels”