My Christmas decorating seems to be slow going this year. The decorating elves are welcome to show up at any time.
As we live in Phoenix there isn’t much of a call for a fireplace or a mantle for that matter. I am once again improvising with a faux mantle or “fantle” by using the center of my large entertainment center.
The vintage theme is courtesy of my husbands wish for a Christmas like those he knew in his childhood. I have assembled quite a cute cast of characters: the jolly snowman belonged to my Great Grandmother Bradley, the reindeer is from my childhood and the wee Santa in the background is from the 1930’s.
There is a 1960’s Santa, a tree of elves that belonged to my mother Karen and a frosted elf that belonged to Grandma Mary.
I also strung up some vintage and antique garland.
In the center are some vintage sugar bells.
A few of my favorite old ornaments balance on crystal candlestick pedestals. The entire vignette is swirled with angel hair. (You can find it at Hobby Lobby.)
I still need to address the shelves on either side of the tv, wrap several gifts, get started on the baking…
Yoohoo ~decorating elves?