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Hey everyone! Hope your December is off to a good start & not too chaotic. I'm still in the throws of decorating, but almost finished. Wow, it has taken me so much longer to set things up the way I want than in years past. It must be an age-thing. Did I just say that? Anyway, I thought I would show things a little at a time over the next week or so, instead of overwhelming you with way too many pictures per post.
One area that is finished is the mantle & I'm pretty pleased with the result. This is how it started out.
Then I started adding my layers. Do you remember the burlap wreath that I made back in the fall & had displayed underneath the old singer in my entry? Well, it got a bit of a facelift here by adding a berry & greenery swag. I like how it turned out.
I already had both the green garland & the gold stringy one which I just blended together & then tucked in a string of light.
I made another set of the $Store hurricanes to go with the set I had made earlier. You'll see them in a bit.
This center piece I've had for several years. I love the heavy wood base which makes it so versatile. I've had the stockings & holders for several years.
With all the candles lit, you could easily read in this room without a lamp! Or work on a jigsaw puzzle. This area is perfect for that kind of relaxing past time. It's not in the way!
Here's a closeup of the second $Store hurricane. Whoever started the ball rolling on these, I thank you. I just love how they look.
I love that the only new things I bought were the $Store items for the extra hurricanes. This is a thrifty mantle. Yea!!! Hope you enjoyed your visit and please know you are welcome back anytime. I don't even consider it stalking, Vanessa!