My mom gave me these cute wood reindeers to add to the center. I actually bring them out in the fall and leave them out through Christmas.
For years, I wanted to make my own stockings. I grew up with a mother who was verymuch a homemaker. She made my brother and me our very own stockings. I wanted to do the same! When we moved into our Marwood home, I asked my mom to help me. We took upholstery fabric and lined them with fleece.
Then trimmed them with various types of trim for each family member. This is the trim my daughter chose for hers. This will be a memory I will always cherish and I love how they turned out.
The candles are up all year around but I enjoy lighting them more at this time of the year when we have friends and family come over and light them. The candleholders are a mix of rustic wrought iron and then a pair of carved olive branch wood. I chose to to mix the colors of candles and love how they turned out. I would have never done it that way except I was trying to use what I had already. I think they look perfect.
Christmas is my favorite time of year to decorate and I enjoy sharing and hopefully inspiring you.
Remember, Great Design Takes Time!