and for another garland to hang in the house. It was something fun to do to keep hands busy while I watched Christmas movies with my boys.
I already talked about my yarn and felt wreath here, but here are some other shots of my mantle and little vignettes around the house.
Yes, Diana/Artemis is wearing a Santa hat. I can almost hear her singing "Santa Baby".
Imagine my delight when I found these two little cuties at Target for $5 a piece. I had to have them and for the first time in my entire life I also had to have fake snow for my mantle. It seemed like a necessity for the little houses to feel, well--at home. Also a Christmas tree shaped candle seemed like a good idea.
Speaking of tree--here are a couple I made. I made the one on the left last year and the one on the right this year out of a smashed up styrofoam craft cone that's been floating around my house for a year. Oh, and out of yarn and vintage buttons, a spool and a Monopoly thimble too.
And finally, da bears. My mom sewed these years ago and they are kind of like our less labor-intensive version of elf-on-the-shelf. They like to see what kind of mischief they can find around the house but mostly just hang out in the china cabinet/library hutch.
Some of my very favorite Christmas decorations are the two gorgeous nativities that I have (not pictured) and my basket of Christmas books on the hearth.
What does Christmas look like at your house?