Today on Decorate With Us my friends Terrie, Corine and I are all styling shelves for Christmas. Except – and this is the part I’m most excited about – they are all different types of shelving. Terrie from Decorate And More With Tip will be styling her China Hutch, Corine is styling her hutch shelving and I am styling the built ins on either side of my fireplace.
My Crazy Shelves
Since my home was built over 19 years ago it has some quirks that most newer homes don’t have.
For instance, one set of built ins beside my fireplace is very large and deep and the other isn’t.
The deeper, larger set was made to hold a TV before TV’s became flat screens.
The difference in size makes it hard to decorate both sets of shelves the same.
The Larger Shelves
Normally the larger shelving holds lots of blue and white Chinoiserie vases.
A few of those items were left and pretty paper mache houses were added!
Pretty Paper Mache Houses
I made these paper mache houses a few years ago.
The houses come in a set of 3 for $14.99.
A few coats of white paint, a little glitter that looks like snow, a sweet miniature wreath and they are ready for Christmas!
Bottle Brush Trees
After placing the white houses, silver bottle brush trees were added.
Don’t you just love bottle brush trees?
One wonders what we did before they were in style!
Sprinkling a few red, gold and white Christmas ornaments completes decorating the large shelves!
The Smaller Shelving
As you can see from the photo above, normally I put my collection of Christmas snow globes on my Coffee table.
However, this year both my husband and I are hosting our family’s Christmas get togethers.
Which means that the littles in the family like to eat and play on the coffee table.
Putting a ton of glass globes on a table didn’t sound like the best idea to me.
So the snow globes were moved to the smaller shelving.
Large to Small
On each of these shelves, the taller, larger globes were placed in the middle.
Then smaller globes were placed on either side, large to small.
When I started decorating with the globes I added lots of greenery, ornaments and beaded garland.
However, it was so busy that it took away from the true focal point.
The fireplace and mantle.
So I went with a more minimalist approach.
And while individually it seems bare, the fireplace wall as a whole looks so much better!
Please join me in visiting my friends to see their shelves!
I will put the links below!
Until next time….
Terrie – Decorate And More With Tip
Corine – Junk To Gems
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