Decorating is a process!! It takes some adjusting to get the look we are trying to achieve. Some things work like we envisioned and some don’t work.
I am about to show you what worked and didn't work.......
As pretty as all white can be, I have to have color in my life!! I had envisioned using my black and white striped ornaments with the all white.
(Last years mantel in black and white)
I just knew it would look amazing!!
Black and white always look great together, right?
Apparently I like black with white, not white with black.
When there is more white than black it did not look right to me.
Color!! I need some color!! But, which color. I tried them all believe me!! The only color I liked with the all white mantel was RED!!!
This years mantel is in Red and White!
I added the basket and the pinecones for texture.
Apparently I can not leave well enough alone because I thought I would add just one more thing to the mix.
I saw this image and saved it on my Pinterest boards……
I love this look! I just knew the addtion of some colored ribbons would make the mantel pop!!
In came the ribbons. Red, white, kelly green, and lime green……..
Shall I use multi-colors? OR Just the greens and white?
Pretty? I thought so! But! I woke up the next morning, and it did not pass my first thing in the morning test!! (If I don’t like it first thing in the morning the out it goes)
So OUT with the ribbons !!
The next addition was planned from the beginning so that was my next step!
To be continued…………