I finally brought the Christmas decorations out of storage this weekend. It was long overdue...but I have had my hands a little full this holiday season, so I will give myself a break!
We decided not to get a big 'ole tree this year since we are spending Christmas in Michigan with my family. Instead, I decorated our tiny gold tree with little glass ornaments in pinks, reds and oranges. It fits perfectly into our (already) brightly decorated home!
I placed my favorite little Christmas tree boy, as well as my caroling mice and bunny, next to my beautiful crystal candlestick holders (which happen to look like icicles...perfect!).
And finally, I lined the mantel with white felt cut to look like a snowy ledge. Hanging from its icicles...tiny little felt mittens (made from this pattern). Upon its wintry surface sits my nativity. This year, I see the figurine of Mary cradling the baby Jesus in a whole new light. Yes...it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Now if only all this rain would magically turn into powdery snow.