I repositioned our decorations this year to keep the men in my house guessing (or crazy.)
Instead of my usual Santa collection, the mantle is aglow with golden tones.
I used the same treasured ribbon that matches my décor and wrapped it around burlap with holly and mini-lights and added a few new ornaments in the gold tones with includes this funky garland of glass stones…it looks more like a necklace than Christmas decoration!
The tree is the same, but this year my 10 year old made 10 tiny holly wreaths to place on our duck decoys…I added more ribbon and lights.
Here are a few of the new ornaments on the mantle. All from A-Z Store and I will blog about this fabulous place another day!
The must have “Christmas Tree Scent” candle because we have an artificial tree!
Silver bells and reproduction ornament toy that we all like to pick up and play.
Hung by the chimney with care by my favorite elf, Michael!
My childhood stocking was knitted by my Aunt Maucky.
It makes me smile when I walk in the room.
More of the new ornaments…
Ok…not much new on the armoire on the opposite side of the room, but I did take down the old baskets and dusted them off! That counts for something!
A few changes in the foyer…
The silver scene in the corner of the foyer…looks pretty with candles gleaming!
Gotta dress up the fire starter logs. Our paper white narcissus are growing so quickly!
Saint Nick’s army takes center stage in the foyer on the credenza. I layered black and white (my favorite) polka dot fabric with red poly deco mesh and mini-lights to soften it up. Some of these Santas are from my childhood, like the Coca-Cola Santa and the woodland Santa. The rest I have collected for years.
my cherished House of Hatton Santas.
This vignette is on top of our refrigerator where the kitchen TV used to live. He passed away in August at the ripe old age of 13! I will keep this here until February.
This cutie was a childhood treasure, but had seen better days. I made a new outfit for him with hounds tooth felt and I hope my brothers and sisters will recognize him! A few of my urns have new homes this Christmas, too!
I moved the bottle brush trees I made last year to my urns.
Vintage glass ornaments in the dining room,
with my New Orleans funky chandelier,
and my groovy ornaments from the A-Z store…love ‘em!
Have a wonderful Christmas season…make great memories for your kids. I thank my parents for this lesson…ours were always happy!