For the 5th year in the row I dusted off our sad little 5ft tree. By the time I had attached all of the branches, there were more papery pine needles on the floor than on the tree. It had more than a little of the Charlie Browns about it! There was only one thing for it, I hot footed it to Target and picked up a half price 7 footer. Weirdly it didn't look that big in the shop, but in our living room it is a complete whopper! As in, I had to move the furniture to fit it in, whopper!
When it comes to Christmas decorations I'm more of a buy rather than make. Each year I have great intentions of crafting my ornaments from string and bits of twig (or something like that) and each year I completely run out of time.
Festooning our tree this year we have a London bus.
Some cute string ornaments that were from the Michaels dollar section last year.
And some vintage style glass ornaments from Target.
I used some glittery gift boxes to jazz up the mantle, along with some white ceramic accessories that I already had around the house. The white window frame was only $5 from Habitat for Humanity and was the perfect height for hanging a feathery wreath.
And of course no Christmas mantle would be complete without a teeny tiny Santa.