How is your Christmas decoration coming along? Here is a quick peek at the mantel this year, and I'll post some more pictures when they are downloaded and ready. I hope you are enjoying this part of Christmas .... decorating, visiting and sharing your own.
After doing the mantel I remembered telling myself not to use fresh greens because it is such a mess to clean up afterwards. It was too late by then of course. In this case I don't mind using the faux because I keep it and use it for many years, and the snow capped greens on the mantel ledge are faux with some real added here and there. But around the frame, real look best right now.
I took fresh greens and wired them together to form a garland around the frame of the Madonna picture. It's such a beautiful painting isn't it? I printed it out on antique paper from the late 1800's which gives it a wonderful aged look. Although I used the same picture last year, I changed the frame to add some aged gold to decorating this year.
~ See Y'All Soon ~