Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Open house

Come on in.  

This is the best type of open house.  The camera doesn't show the dust and clutter.  I can just shove the mess out of the way, take the picture, and fool everyone into thinking that my house always looks this nice.  

I decided to perk up the mantle this year.  I hit the backyard and brought in pine boughs, rosemary, holly, and mountain laurel.  I tucked them into the fake garland, added some berries, and a few dried hydrangea blooms.  I made the stockings several years ago.


I haven't set up the Christmas village in years.  I dug out the box and went to work.  It needs a few more trees.  I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for some good bargains.  


7 comments:

Ells said...

Your mantle and tree are gorgeous! Who cares about mess? We've all got some! :) Thanks for sharing your garland via the Nester!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love your garland. It's so lush and pretty. Absolutely adorable!

Mom Mom said...

Very nice! I love your tree!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Very pretty.

Erika said...

The mantle looks great! Love the fact that you use natural elements, and I love how the greenery goes around that wonderful frame!!

Kathy said...

Everything is beautiful! I love your kind of an "open house" LOL! That would be the kind I would have to have too! LOL!

Sugar Mommy said...

If you come to my house, you can't open the closets, m'kay? Promise? Thanks!

Looks great!