If you have columns in your home, you could wrap them with ribbon and tuck in your Christmas cards. This would be pretty with red ribbon to mimic a candy cane!
We made the paper chain a few years ago out of pretty Christmas scrapbook paper. This old church pew is from East Sussex England and is the 'catch all' for book bags and shoes!
My children find a pair of elf shoes left behind every Christmas! For the snowman pillow, have young children paint on heavy fabric and then make it into a pretty pillow. You will enjoy their art work every Christmas and it will bring back fond memories!
The trucks are displayed to get my son involved in the decorating...of course, he just drives them around trying to crash them!
To see more of this Woodland Mantel, click here!
My mom always had a bowl of nuts out for Christmas. I can vividly remember sitting with my dad and crackin' them open! My grandfather would bring us buckets of pecans for Christmas from his big ol' pecan tree!
This is a bird's nest tucked into the silver bowl. We found it on our hunt to decorate the mantel...abandoned in a cherry blossom tree.
I'll share the history of these white candy canes soon, but for now, they are so simple displayed in this wooden caddy.
Some cashmere and tartan wool blankets make for some comfy nights!
The bell was found by my son last year right out on our lawn! We guessed one of the reindeer dropped it while coming in for a landing.
My mother-in-law gave me this olive wood Nativity set from Jerusalem for Christmas one year.
A large French basket holds more quilts and blankets.
This mid-century reindeer sits on the piano with a glass of red wine. I broke his wife last year!
My sister gave this handmade felt Nativity to me last year for my birthday. It is such a nice addition to my little collection and rests on top of my wine cabinet. I love it!
I gathered all these photos on top of the piano with an old Tole Horn and some vintage drum sticks.
To see more of our tree and traditions, click here!
The table is set for Christmas breakfast.
Yes, I think we are ready for Christmas!
Since I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, I am including this 'before' picture! The entire upstairs of this house was painted red. As you can see, I am not good with color and tend to choose more earth tones. After seven years, we finally painted the walls in Benjamin Moore's Monroe Bisque. It is a wonderful color, and now the walls don't distract from the view!
I will also be linking to these great sites and Holiday parties!
Today, I am joining
and tomorrow I will be linking to the Holiday Home Tour at