First, let’s start with the mantle:
As you might have noticed, I bought new stockings this year! For the past few years we’ve been using those cheap red and white furry stockings, so we were definitely due for an upgrade. I found these at Kirklands for $9.99/each. The glitter letters are from Wal-Mart and we’ve been using them for the past few years. I also reused the pine garland from last year’s mantle.
My mom bought me that giant nutcracker a few years ago. I think some nutcrackers look pretty creepy, but I like that guy. He’s cool looking. The twig snowflake is from Big Lots.
Ok, now let’s talk tree:
Our tree looks pretty similar to last year’s because I used the same garland and ornaments.
Although, I did buy a few new ornaments during the after-Christmas sales last year and we bought this moose while we were in Alaska this summer.
Oh, and I also have a tree skirt this year! I bought it at K-Mart after Christmas last year. I love it and surprisingly Ringo hasn’t chewed off any of the pompoms…yet…Please ignore all of the dog hair!
Other than that I just put out my usual decorations. I do want to share my new favorite piece. I bought this angel at Joann’s after Christmas last year for $8 (originally $40, I think). I think she’s so pretty and love how woodsy she looks.
Now that the Christmas decorations are up, it’s time to finish shopping and start wrapping!