Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my tree! I am having so much fun seeing all of your trees and decor!
Did I ever tell you how much I love this time of year!?
I got a few questions and comments about the sled that you saw in the back ground.
I had been hunting for a sled like that for a while and finally found this one at an auction a few months back for $5!
I was so excited! I was going to put it outside but decided that I would enjoy it more right where it is!
The ice skates were my daughters when she tried her hand, or feet, at ice skating lessons. Those didn't last long but I now I have a memory of her that will I put up every Christmas!
A while ago I posted about some Christmas blog parties that are happening!
Today is Layla's (The lettered Cottage) Christmas Mantel Party so be sure to link up and check out all of the fabulous mantels out there!!
I have been working on my mantel for a while trying to decide what it is that I wanted.
I again tried to stay with the artificially natural theme and came up with this!
I took my inspiration from Laura's, from Finding Home, beautiful Thanksgiving Mantel!
I used a barn wood frame and hung a grapevine wreath in the middle and just dressed
the wreath up with some more evergreen and pine cones.
The stockings were made by my mother-in-law and hung with care! :)
I made the very simple pine cone garland,
(which I was inspired by Lara at Air Kiss, isn't hers just beautiful)
and purchased the more detailed on at Michaels!
I weaved picks of evergreens and pine cones through my metal white pitchers and candle holders. I purchased the red posts at the Restore for a touch of red.
Sorry this was such a long post, I got carried away taking pictures!
I hope you are all happily decorating and thank you all for taking the time
to visit me and leave such wonderful comments about my decor!
I really appreciate it!
In fact, I will be having another giveaway for you this week that will hopefully help with
some Christmas shopping!!
Linking up with:
Layla's Mantel party