I love browsing blogs and seeing all the wondrously decorated mantels. So many great ideas. So many new Christmas ‘pins’. So many things I want to try. But I don’t have a mantel. Instead, I have a 12 foot shelf that spans the width of my living room. So I decorate a Shelf instead of a Mantel!
It isn’t easy to photograph a 12+ foot shelf! To get just the shelf you end up with a long skinny photo!
See? Long and skinny And the chains to my center light are always in the picture looking a little odd.
I did manage to get things all fluffed for a quick shot of the whole room. If anyone has any advice on what I should replace my light with I would be delighted if you would share! Since we now have a furnace and are not using that corn burner in the corner, we no longer need the ceiling fan! Insert happy dance here! I plan to replace that as soon as I find the perfect new light. I’d love something really cool, a touch industrial, slightly chandelier – something that can be detailed out for Christmas with some greenery and such. Ideas, suggestions, links to items, etc. would all be very much welcomed and appreciated! Also notice on the right you can get a peek of my deer. He’s all decked out for the holidays – he gets his own post though!
My detailed globe didn’t sell at the Craft Market and I’m glad! It is still for sale, but for now I’m enjoying it and I love how it ties so well with the nativity. The banner I pinned to it is stamped with ‘Joy to the World, the Lord is Come’. I have more pics of it too – coming up soon!
Had to include a quick shot of our tree too. More coming on it too – I made a tree skirt – a no-sew tree skirt. Yes, the ‘One Who Sews’ made a no-sew tree skirt. Please don’t judge!
More posts coming soon. I’m feeling stressed right now as I look at my to-do list. I must get at some of the sewing projects – they are all pretty simple but the list has grown quite long. I’m not complaining at all! I’m very excited with the custom orders I’ve received and the fabric and ribbon orders that have arrived on my doorstep. But I’m feeling the pressure just a bit. On the heels of a very emotional and exhausting weekend it’s overwhelming me a bit. Prayers would be appreciated!
And I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have left comments, prayed for me, brought food, offered help, picked up the ‘angel tree’ gifts I needed to buy, and just sent good thoughts our way this week and weekend. I so appreciate each and every one of you!
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