I decided to change up a few things this year starting with the mantle. Usually the stockings are hung here.
It is beautiful although several animals have lost their ears, and some of the ornate jewelry she used has come off.
I also have the Willow Tree Nativity that sits on the shelf with my other Willow Tree angels.
The stockings were hung here this year:
I love Christmas trees. I try to put at least one tree in each room of the house. They are various sizes.
The tree on the left is the only real live tree in the house. It is our main tree. I changed the decorations on it this year. After years of the girls complaining about how I decorated the tree they told me the liked the old way better. (sigh) The tree on the right is a 4 foot tree. It is our "Frozen" tree, decorated with Frozen ribbon, tags, and snowflakes. The four/five year old grandkids helped me decorate it.
The basement also has trees, but I only got a photo of one--the Hawkeye tree in the Man Cave. It is decorated with multi colored lights which Bud prefers, black and gold ornaments, black beads, and some Hawkeye memorabilia.
This santa will sing you a Christmas song as you pass by. He stands about 5 feet tall and graced the front porch the night of our Christmas party. The top and bottom right are my quilt santas, and the middle santa is my Polar Express santa.
Even the beds get decorated. (But I only got one photo.)
Until Christmas 2015.........