It's hard to do things with a broken knee. I've had to rely on others to do the climbing and kneeling and reaching…it has been frustrating for me as I love to do it all. Fortunately, I've had good help - my son and daughter, husband, and my twin sister. Still, I just kept it simple this year. Didn't want to overtax my help. :o)
The mantle has my new ornament wreath and my twine cone trees...
See the little figure on the mantle? It was from my mom, many years ago. It is a sweet reminder of her.
I used kitchen twine and hemp twine to wrap the cones. I like the rustic look they provide.
The entry table lamp got dressed up with some greenery and a Ho-Ho-Ho Candy Cane:
I like the saying on my stitchery:
This year, we put the tree in front of the living room window. I really like it here:
Looks like my grandfather's saddle got decorated some too…it's there in front of the floor lamp. Funny kids.
Do you see the big burlap snowflakes? I made three and need to make more but I love these on my tree. They actually have silver glitter on them but it's not showing up in my picture.
You can find a great tutorial on how to make them here. Gail gives great directions plus she has lots of other crafts/how-tos on her blog. Go visit and tell her hi!
I didn't get a picture of the porch posts - hard to stand on a hill with crutches. I had Bruce and Son wrap them with red ribbon. I've always wanted posts so I could wrap them and now I do! Sweet Daughter put candy canes along the walk too.
I need to do a few touches in the bathroom - put a Christmas towel up and a decoration here and there. Then we'll be ready for the big family party next weekend. Can't wait!
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