Monday, November 29, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Thanksgiving is Over and the Christmas Season has begun! I haven't completely finished decorating my home yet but the Mantle and Tree are done! That's the most important part right? The Mantle is my favorite to decorate!! I change it up every year, however this year I had to work with what I had...not much extra $$ these days to spend on "fun stuff"
I made the wreath out of an old wreath that looked pitiful! I tore it apart and started over. I had some extra red mesh and ribbon...I would have loved those Big, pretty ornaments to hang on there but all I had were small I just grouped them in three's. I don't think it looks too bad!
Over the past few years, I have collected these fun, metal, spiral Christmas trees..I didn't realize it but I have five! So, I used those as my "bookends"
On one side, my tallest one with these wooden reindeer...
On the other end of the mantle I grouped 3 more! All of these were varying in height which is appealing to the eye! I also wanted to add this little grouping all because of the book that's laying on the table. My husband gave this book to me last year at the beginning of December. It is called The Twelve Blessings of Christmas by T.J. Mills. This little book is filled with treasures to help us not get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays but helps us to truly enjoy every minute! Be sure and check back with me as I share from this book throughout the month of December!


  1. Beautiful! You know I love your believe sign. If it ever comes up missing you know where to look!

  2. I love the big thought provoking about what we truly believe. Love your mantle. dianntha

  3. I love the trees and the believe, omg I am just loving all the awesome ideas.

  4. Thanks Dianntha and Maggie! I just started blogging and appreciate you reading! I'm on my way to check out your blogs :)

  5. LOVE it ! BELIEVE is our very favorite word..... our son is a heart transplant recipient and it was that single word that got him through it all ! I soooooo BELIEVE !

    thanks for sharing !