I've got three mantels. Yup, it's true. I have one mantel I usually decorate in the family room and two that I might put some garland on or leftover lights.... if I feel inspired.
I also have a Santa collection that has never had a home. I scope out a random spot to sprawl them out on and many years I don't even feel like letting them out of their bin.
But this year I have a party to attend.
At my house this year the Santas are loose.
Bedroom mantel, meet Santa.
That's it, nothing earth shattering or amazing. It's the first time the Santa gang has been corralled and the first time the bedroom mantel looks like I put some decorations on there on purpose.
|My favorite is the bowl full of jelly Santa on the right. I think I got him when my belly looked the same.|
So I stayed in the groove, the Santa Claus is Coming to Town groove..... because not all the Santas fit in the Howitzer box. I spied the metal tool box tote, added mostly St. Nick's my kids made, and presto - my normally undecorated bedroom (unless you count wrapping paper and misc. required holiday items all over the floor for a month, as decorating) is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It's a Christmas miracle of the North Pole kind.
|The front Santa is made on a soda can out of some cement like stuff.|
He's about 20 years old and I love his crusty self and the kid who made him.
Next up will be the family room mantel and the story of the hand made Silver Bells sign.
Don't forget to head over to Embracing Change and link up your Christmas mantel. As you can see it doesn't have to be anything elaborate to be a box full of Christmas cheer.
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