We are midway through January, and I only recently de-Christmased our house of all holiday decor. While I love Christmas, I also enjoyed the fresh, clean canvas my home became after packing Christmas away.
I normally have a fairly cluttered mantel, lots of pictures and candles and whatnot. Those pictures have been chilling in my office/craft room all Christmas, but when the time came to put them back, I just . . . didn’t feel like it.
I wanted a fresh new look for the mantel after Christmas.
Early in December, my friends at Hedgescapes had offered me the chance to review some of their products, and I gladly took them up on their offer. I have a black thumb, and I’m always on the lookout for faux plants that don’t look faux. I selected a pair of boxwood in metal tins for my review.
As soon as I opened the box, I was in love. These looked GORGEOUS and so incredibly real!
I placed these beauties on either side of one of my Christmas baskets in the front foyer when they first arrived, but they became stars of the show when I moved them to the mantel.
Rather than my usual, photograph heavy mantel decor, I opted for ZERO photos and all decor this time. Candlesticks on either side, and my lovely new metal tray (Christmas gift!) in the center. I added in vases and of course my boxwood tins. This raw wood LOVE cutout has been chilling in my office, waiting for me to do something with it, but it blended in beautifully in its natural state.
I can see these green lovelies moving all over my house as my decorating whims change, but for now I am loving the way they break up the white and blue of my living room mantel.
Hedgescapes has a whole host of plants available – I’m thinking of grabbing a wreath or one of these topiaries next time. If you’re interested in learning more, you can follow Hedgescapes on social media!
How do you style your mantel after Christmas?
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