Some of the ornaments I use on the hunting tree
I gathered Magnolia and Holly leaves from the hunting camp and made several decorations. This is one of them. I made a centerpiece for my coffee table. I used a piece of cardboard that is about 6" wide by 24" long. I glued magnolia leaves to it, then placed the candle holders, and filled in with holly.
This was my mom's Nativity Scene. She painted it when she and my aunt took ceramics. I have no idea why she got rid of it, but I am glad she did. It is very sentimental to me. Know If I can just keep Kiki from pawing at baby Jesus!
I love garland! Anywhere I can stick a piece of garland, I am happy! This is the entryway into the kitchen/living rooms. I totally re-do my mantle at Christmas. When I put up the mantle garland I plugged the lights in to make sure they worked. The next day I plugged them in and left them on for about 2 hours before I decorated it. Not 10 minutes after I completed it, the lights on one end went out! Go figure! I know ya'll are totally jealous of my turkey picture over the mantle! Sigh....It was a losing battle. I had a nice print that I bought in Paris over the mantle, but The Hunter wanted a turkey (its his house too is what he says) so there you have it!
I bought this glass container (I know there is a proper term for it...but I can't think of it right now), then other day while I was out with my mom shopping. I added some moss, and then part of a Nativity Scene I had. I also used ornaments on the candle holders for extra pizazz! I added some holly and magnolia leaves to the base.
Up close of my new "container"
I have a Southern Miss santa as well....since that is where I graduated from. My brother has an Auburn one
If you haven't noticed already...I LOOOOOOVE nutcrackers! LOVE THEM! I get one every Christmas from my mom. We went to New York a few years back, and our hotel lobby had a HUGE nutcracker in it (see the photo on my header). I fell in love with it. From that point forward I became obsessed with finding a life size nutcracker. I found the exact same one our hotel had online, but it was $2700.00! After Christmas my mom came across this one on clearance at a local store. I loved him, so he came home with me! Isn't he great! He needs some company though!
Most of my nutcrackers reflect things that I love, or places I have been. I am on the lookout for a hunter, a gardener and a princess! It is pretty male dominated up on the mantle so far!