I was determined to do something different with my mantle this year. I wasn't sure what, but it was going to be different! I got a little bit of a nudge when the lights on the garland didn't work. I tried some different garland, but I didn't like the way it looked with the flocked wreath I had hung on my gate. So the question was to change the wreath which would mean making something or change the garland. Then I remembered I had some fake flocked greenery pieces in my workshop that would go well with the flocked wreath. I started playing and this is the result:
I combined several of he snowmen from my snowman collection and a few of my Santas from my Santa collection.
I made this wreath a while back, but it never sold. Sometimes I'm kinda glad when things don't sell, but don't tell Mr. Flower Child.
Here are other areas of my house:
My mom painted these Santas for me several years ago. They are priceless to me.
Flower Bud started collecting nutcrackers and snow globes a few years ago. I usually put them all together, but decided since I wasn't putting out all the decorations this year that I would spread them around the house. Here are a few of them:
Of course we have to have a pirate since we are the Fairhope Pirates!!
Flower Bud loved penguins when he was younger.
My mom also painted this nativity scene for me.
I just love this church.
You may have noticed all the portraits of Flower Bud with Santa. I took him to the same photographer every year for his Santa portrait from time he was an infant. They had the same Santa every year, and he really, really looked like Santa, his white beard and hair were real and for years Flower Bud thought he was the real deal!
Here are a few more snowmen. I know its hard to believe, but this is not all of the snowmen and only a small portion of the Santas.
This little guy turned out petty cute don't ya think?
And last, but not least, is this little guy. He has hung on all of my trees since I was little girl and I hope he hangs on many more to come!
I wish you all a very blessed Christmas season.