The decorations are starting to go up. And look at that Tord. (Wow, blogging friends are so generous, I am spoiled rotten, thank you!) I realized after some monkeying around that these garlands don't really drape, so the shelf seemed the best place for them. The deer is new and I heart her so much. She is flocked and jaunty as heck.
The village is up-almost exactly the same as last year. We also have one less snow globe in the house now. I didn't see what happened, but I found glass and snow and a lot of water in the couch and the 2 year old won't stop talking about it.
I made that white feather tree on the left about 5 years ago. I blocked it out. I actually made it from floral wire, real goose feathers, and floral tape with what could have been the most vague directions I have every read. It took a long time. A really really long time. But if you have ever priced one of these things, the real ones, you'll know why I made it. I don't plan to ever do it again, but I love it, and I usually hang little balls on it but these photo were taken mid-process.
This shelf now has a Tord garland too. The snowmen are from here, they come in a 4-pack. With these new items, I'm done buying holiday decorations this year. (Except the sales after Christmas, can't help that.) And we hope to get the tree this weekend. Seems so early this year, it's not even December 1st yet, but that early snow fall got me all excited. And the banner has a new holiday look too, refresh if you can't see the snow.