Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stockings Were Hung...

Stockings were hung by the chimney with care today.  After a weekend-long birthday celebration, we finally finished decorating for Christmas!  This year I bought a real evergreen wreath that I hung above the mantel.  I love the smell.  We haven't bought a real tree in years so this is a treat.  The smell of evergreen brings back such good memories of my childhood.

I liked the wreath but it needed something more, something sparkly.  So I made the white striped bow with ribbon I bought and attached it with wire to the red bow that was already on it.  Much better!

My apothecary jars make another appearance this time on the mantel.  I love those things!! 

This Nutcracker frog stocking is my little ballerina's.

Every year Santa's mailbox comes out.  My daughter makes her list to Santa and tapes it directly to the fireplace so he doesn't miss it!

Then Christmas morning I take the list down and put it in the mailbox.  I have every one since she started writing them.  It's a great keepsake box.

The countdown is on at our house now!  Can't wait!!

1 comment:

  1. Your mantel looks so pretty...thanks for sharing!



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