I finally finished the mantle. It’s like a Christmas miracle!
I stayed up until the wee hours on Sunday finishing our stockings. I just couldn’t spend the whole season sewing stockings for other people then end up with nothing. I may be a lump of uselessness most of the time, but when I put my mind to something you better watch out.
I am madly in love with them.
I hate to be a complainer, but the gorgeous stockings made it kind of hard to decorate the rest of the mantle. I mean, how do you top that?
I rummaged through everything I have. I’d put something up, we’d all stand back and look, everyone would say it looked nice then I would take it all down and start over. That’s my method. The family enjoys it. By the time I finished, this is what I came up with.
My favorite is the bucket tree.
But I also love the vintage flash cards that I hung in a frame.
The little trees are from Target. I ripped them out of their stands and put them into these pitchers that my friend Leslie sent me.
I also got the nativity from the Target dollar spot.
It was too small and plain, so we added a brown paper backing and Faith made me a glitter stand for it. You don’t think it’s wrong to put baby Jesus on a glitter stand do you?
Speaking of glitter, I fell in love with this little bird….so sweet.
All of the greenery came from a tree we have in our yard. That was my friend Sara‘s idea….thanks Sara! In looking at these pictures, I can see it needs more. I’ll be getting Jacob to clip more off of the tree today!
This last picture is my favorite shot of the mantle…..I’m titling it, “It Started with Two.”
Thanks for letting me share my Christmas mantle with you. As soon as I get the rest of the house finished I will take you on a tour.
Have an inspired day!