Pretty lights and warm fires

I decorated my first Christmas mantel and I must say I'm pretty happy with it.  I received the picture last year as a gift from my mom so this was the first time I got to hang it up.  It reminds me daily of the real reason for this season we are in.  Of course the pictures do not show me putting the garland up only to realize I forgot the lights. Taking it down and doing it all over, adding the extras, lights, ribbon.  Trying to hang the picture with wire then reading the sticker that says DO NOT HANG WITH WIRE.   Well guess what?  I hung it with wire.  I'm waiting for the day it comes crashing down.  Keep your fingers crossed. 

In the daytime...
 In the night time...

Close ups of the garland

I got the bells at a garage sale of all places and the stocking holders half off at Hobby Lobby

Here's a closer shot of the picture.  I love it!
It reminds me of the movie 'Nativity Story'

Well I'm going to go snuggle up around the fire!!


  1. Gorgeous Lori! I L.O.V.E. that picture. The Mantle looks awesome.

  2. Thank you ladies! Jaime, the picture is at Mardel and last year it went half off about this time. Just in case you wanted to check it out for yourself! :)