I absolutely love this time of year: the decorations, the colors, the music, the lights, the cookies, the smells, the gifts wrapped so perfectly. Aside from the potential chaos it can cause, for me, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
It was finally time for the Halloween mantel decorations to come down. Gee, ya think? Because I was so sick during the month of November, I completely skipped over any sort of Thanksgiving decorating. I guess I’ll have to make up for that next year. But when I started feeling better, I jumped right into the spirit of Christmas, starting with our mantel.
Once the vintage white, black and orange from Halloween were removed, I was left, once again, with a clean slate:
My in-laws live on 80 acres in the country, and my awesome mother-in-law was nice enough to ship two large boxes of fresh greenery directly to our door. I’ve been putting it to good use in many places throughout our house.
But here is how I used it on our mantel all decked out for the season: