This post contains a lot of pictures! :) Here is our Christmas tree. I think I said last year how much I loved having the tree in our dining room. It is open to the living room and kitchen so we can see it all day but it doesn't crowd the mantel and the best part is we don't have to re-arrange any furniture.
This is the sofa table. That red candle holder has already gone missing. I'm pretty sure I know who the curious hands belong to but what I can't figure out is where he hid it. I have searched for two days looking for it! The only conclusion I have is that he threw it away and I never saw it in the trash. He loves "helping" by throwing trash away. This morning I found his milk cup in the trash can.
The mantel is always one of my favorites because you see it right when you walk in the front door and I love the nativity. I got it several years ago on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Seven years later, I still love our stockings too. They are from Ballard Designs. I'm looking forward to adding another one up there next year! Hers is the opposite of Westin's-green stripes with red polka dots.
I printed THIS Christmas printable yesterday and it is in the large black frame now.
HERE. I usually hang those ornaments from our kitchen chandelier but wanted to change it up a bit this year so I just put them in some small silver dishes. I love looking for silver pieces at antique stores. You can usually find them for a couple of dollars and they look great with candles in them too.
I got that Santa mug this year at a flea market for $2.00. My goal is to put some peppermint sticks in it. We will see if that gets accomplished. ;)
The Lori C. Mitchell elves found a place on a silver tray by the sink.
There will be a GREAT giveaway on Friday! One of my favorite etsy sites will be giving away a burlap runner like the one on my dining room table. So be sure to stop back by on Friday!