...one of the first things I would grab would be this wreath which will be placed on the mantel.
Why? Let's look a little closer:
The macaroni angel (this is what's left of its skirtt);
The vintage angels that my mother always used to decorate our house;
Unique ornaments that might be broken, but too pretty to throw away;
Tiny letter blocks with the Headmaster and the Headmistress' initials;
A Christmas wagon and a Santa baseball bat;
And the baby Jesus in a matchbox. (Can you see him with his yellow pipe cleaner halo and the green Easter grass for hay?)
The macaroni angel and the baby Jesus in the matchbox are creations by the precious hands of my boys when they were in pre-school and elementary school (they are now in their mid-thirties!). Since added are various (broken) ornaments and embellishments. I used a plain grapevine wreath as the base, and glued everything with hot glue. However, I always have to re-glue many of the items, so this year I'll be looking for another product that has more 'staying' power!
Christmas decorating has not officially begun in this house, but I've been dying to share this for months! Have a great week, everyone!
I'll be sharing this with some of these lovely hostesses:
Inspire Me Monday ~ Create With Joy
One Project at a Time ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Tuesday's Treasures ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Show Me What Ya Got ~ Not JUST a Housewife
Be Inspired ~ Elizabeth & Co.
Welcome Home Wednesday ~ Vintage on a Dime
Wordless Wednesday ~ Create With Joy
What's It Wednesday ~ Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday ~ Primp
Wow Us Wednesday ~ Savvy Southern Style
Show & Share ~ Southern Lovely
Home Sweet Home ~ The Charm of Home
Potpourri Friday ~ 2805
Vintage Inspiration ~ Common Ground
It's Fall, Y'all~ Thrifty Decor Chick
Furniture Feature Friday ~ Miss Mustard Seed
Saturday Nite Special ~ Funky Junk Interiors