Happy December!!!

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I am so excited that almost all of my Christmas decorations are up and it’s just December 1st!  We are going on Friday to cut down our Christmas tree, so I will be sure to share more pictures once we have decked ALL of our halls.  Here is just a snippet of our mantle.  Being in a new home, I’ve had to figure out where to put everything.  Luckily, my sis in law Alayna helped me quite a bit last weekend.

 I don’t decorate with red at all, so it was fun to throw it in there with my green armoire. I spray painted a frame (that was a dull gold I never liked) for the subway art.  I got the design free from eighteen25 along with the tutorial for the 3 glitter trees I made.  They originally had turquoise in the color scheme (which I LOVED) but I am traditional Christmas colors over here.  I changed to grey (trying to do silver) and diff. shade of green in photoshop.  I love the statement of the red frame.  I like bold.  I also needed a little lift to my leaning frame to cover up the plugs on the wall above the matle, so put them on top of spools of ribbon, which add a nice texture underneath.

Red suitcases I placed there just b/c they are red and I’ve never used them…the red basket is filled with Christmas books.  Kids Little People nativity on hearth, with a few snowmen and JOY next to it.  LOTS of “joy” decor in this house.

My stockings, I am working on.  My mom helped me make the 3 for my kids 2 years ago, and I need to make 3 more.  Hubby and I got stockings as a wedding gift that are….not my style, so I decided I want ones similar to the kids. I got them pre-threaded at the edges at Michael’s a few years ago, and got the idea for the stripes and circles from the crate and barrel catalog about 5 years ago.  THIS was taped to a wall in my craft closet for several years before I did anything about it:

 Happy first of December! I’ve got so many fun things planned for this month, I will try my best to document and share them with you lovely readers;)

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