Decorations for the mantel are different this year. I wanted something different than the wreath I normally place on the brick wall...after all I have used the same one for 12 years...got it as a wedding present..I like it - but just tired of it in that place...so far this year it is still in the closet and it looks like it will not make an appearance for this holiday season.
The lanterns are new (mark down after last years Christmas- don't remember where) but the rest of the items are all from previous years.The gold bows really look better in person than in this picture...seems like the gold reflects the flash of the camera...and not enough light in the room to take a picture without the flash. The glass windows in the lantern have a Christmassy picture on each of them.
Cold here this morning - in the 20's...so thankful I don't have to be out in it...in fact I think I will wait awhile before I even go out to get the paper.
Countdown to Christmas - I am thankful for my friends - both here in cyberspace and the ones in my local area.