I am almost finished decorating the living room - we just need to get the tree.
The recently created Advent Calendar hangs from the mantel.
My kids are enjoying finding their treat each day and an old Santa Claus from my childhood is guarding each little package as it comes off the calendar.
I knitted these socks years ago and hung them on the mantel despite the fact that they are not the stockings we use on Christmas.
I wrote here about why these are not KC's favorite stockings.
Glittery snowmen, Santa and metal trees decorate the top of the mantel.
Every flat surface in the room is decked out -
a vintage copy of A Christmas Carol sits with my old Santa on a old sewing machine base. - there was a ribbon tied sprig of holly on the book, but Lulu thought I had put it there for her to eat.
reproduction Christmas books fill a wire basket,
glass bulbs from Restoration Hardware are gathered together in a favorite ceramic dish
and another wire basket holds old Christmas books and some glittered letters I made a few years ago.
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Join me at these fun parties
Helene's Legacy - Everyday Vintage Link Party
I Should Be Mopping the Floor - Inspiration Monday
Silver Pennies - Sundays Link Party
Organized Clutter - Creating Christmas
Twigg Studios - Sunday Show Off Linky Party
Too Much Time on My Hands - Get Schooled Saturday