Hello everyone, I am a bit behind on answering my email this week.

Don’t you just love decorating for Christmas?  I have to say that I enjoy it very much and look forward to it from the day after Christmas until the next year.


Audrey has been really great while we stay with her.  She allowed me to take over much of her decorating for Christmas this year. 

Today I thought I would post about her mantle and a small scene I added to her acorn tree.  We recently went to a shop that we love for the holiday’s named Ivanka’s. They have realistic greens and this is where Audrey got the garland.  We also went to the new JoAnn’s that FINALLY opened by us and we both picked up these plaid boxes.  They were on sale for a GREAT price so, being the shopper I am, I picked up two for myself, LOL.  I decided to use one of her boxes and fill it with bottle brush trees and a sled that she had on hand.  By the way, she is giving me this sled, LOVE it!!!!  I decided to add some pinecones to the arrangement, along with a paper Mache gold star and a bottle brush wreath.  Have to find me some of these for next year.  I just must!!!!


We both collect Byer’s Choice so I took one of her pieces and added that with a few more trees and pinecones on the other side.  Since this Byer’s Choice is featuring clocks I remembered she had this pocket watch in the room so I placed it next to him.  The piece in the center she had sitting on a table that she just took out to be used and I grabbed it for the middle.



I am so grateful to be able to do this at her home.  I guess that is why she is not only my best friend but like my sister that I never had.

English Fire Box – A Must Have!! (but hard to find)



Display next to acorn tree

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