Our advent "calendar" garland. It was on the mantle, but then I found the box with the stockings, so it moved to an empty wall behind the couches. Old jeans and courderoy pockets and a few shirt cuffs thrown in. Some hot glue, twine and red slick paint for the letters and a couple felt snowflake cutouts and we have a pretty garland to count down to Christmas! Each pocket holds a scripture with a different name for Jesus. We read and discuss what each scripture means and we add the corresponding ornament to a small Christmas tree. It's a great way for our family to stay focused on the reason for the season!!
Next to the garland are two of my favorite wreaths. Made these last year. The blue one hangs on my son's bedroom and the white on our bedroom door. Total freebies too - old sweaters and a hanger!
and then in the fall...
How's your home feeling these days? Ready for the holiday? Am I the only late decorator? I'm getting there. Let's just say I'm savoring this holiday and taking nibbles instead of chomping off a big old bite...hmmm - where did those cookies go?