Wow!! I am way behind in everything these days!! I attribute that to - Too much work and not enough play! I just love decorating my house for Christmas, after all it is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
So I was glad I had some time too get this far with my Mantel, which has a Winter Nutcracker theme this year.
I fell in love with these three guys when I found them at Homegoods!
Since our family room is painted in a variegated muted green - I thought this green color would look good on our mantel. I am so glad I snatched these up the first time I saw them, because when I went back to buy one as a gift - they were all gone.
Just adding more and more greenery until I was happy with its fullness.
I used all my snowflakes again. Since we have snow on the ground now - It just seemed like a natural!
I also pulled some candles and pillar holders I already had out of the cupboard. I figured the more I can reuse some of the things I already had, the more money I can drop in the Salvation Army bucket on my way out of the stores this year.
Do you notice something missing??
Yep!! The stockings! I was going to dish out some bucks to buy some white knit stockings I saw at Hobby Lobby - and of course when I went back - they were all gone! I bet you thought I had learned my lesson with the Nutcrackers - but apparently not :) I am going to try to make some - but we they probably won't be done until Christmas Eve the rate I am going this year!!
I hope you are finding the time you need to prepare for
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!
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