|And it begins. But looking at these pictures, I don't think I am done yet.|
Here is one side of our fireplace and the mantel in the kitchen.
Yep, that is better.
I flocked some branches, hung red ornaments, and stuck them in a corrogated tin planter.
I love these little bottles. I think they came from old nebulizer treatments. I would love to buy some if I could find them somewhere. I stuck on some typewriter keys to spell joy.
And added some things on the other side to balance it out. The nutcrackerer is one of the very first presents my children gave me when they had money to buy their own presents so it is very special to me.
I like the mix of things put together. I am thinking about adding greens and a strand of white lights to 'fluff' it a bit. I will probably be adding a few other objectss as I go through my Christmas things.
This is the other side of the fireplace and the living room mantel. I am still enamored with French Nordic style so attempted to recreate that style here.
I really enjoy the warm glow of the candles in the evening. I've gathered some of my silver, ironstone, and bits of nature.