Though it may seem early to some people, I have to start my Christmas decorating now...or I won't have it done in time for the holidays!
Yesterday I was able to get my mantle done. It is very much like last years mantle with just a few small changes.
I just love all the sparkle and shine. Looking at it fills my spirit with the magic of Christmas.
Last year this sweet Santa was on the windowsill. This year he is part of the mantle decore in hopes that our kittens can't get to him :)
I had to put the kittens in a bedroom while I decorated. As I got the pearls and things out they were trying to attack them. Hanging pearls are just too tempting to them. Since they didn't see me hanging them I am hoping they won't notice them. So far so good. Wish me luck :)
The mantle does kind of look like a kitty wonderland :)
The jean stockings I have for the boys I got when I was still pregnant with them. The girls' stocking are from Simply Shabby Chic. I have been thinking about making some pretty lace white stockings for them ..meant to make them this summer but never got to it. So we shall see if I get them done before Christmas this year. I do think that white would look better with the mantle. The boys on the other hand will have to keep their Wrangler jean stockings...they really don't want frilly white ones :)
So happy to be started on my decorating. I will get to enjoy this for almost 2 months! By the time it is time to take it down I will be so over it...love the pretty decorating during the season but always look forward to going back to my more uncluttered "regular" look. :)
Have you started your decorating yet?
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