Actually he seems to be here already!
|Sitting Santa from Bombay 2006|
|Toymaker Santa- MacKenzie Childs 2012|
Watch their on line sales at MacKenzie Childs.
I scored this in January on a deep discount.
He has incredible detail and is heavy!
Sitting Santa's sleigh is all ready for delivering gifts.
There are lanterns to light the way!
(New from Pier 1- so cute!)
The two Santas are flanking the tree.
The tree skirt is a table cover from MacKenzie Childs also from last January's sales.
Up at the top I used the Merry Christmas
piece I've had for years. I had some fun with the
ribbon and the new glitter garland I found.
The pine cones were collected at my Son's home in PA in October...
You just unwind it and let it do it's own thing
as you move around the tree. I pulled out all my collectible ornaments this year rather than trying to do a color only look, but I did manage to bring a lot of white to the forefront.
A fun find at T.J. Maxx this year. The clear glass candle ornaments are a clip on. I love them!
For the first time ever we put a dressing on the arched windows. I don't know why I never
did this before.
Over on the coffee table I made a new arrangement with my Nativity scene. I placed a plate in the bowl that gave me a flat surface to work with. Then I nestled in some shredded material and added a few little trees.
The real reason for the season...
The woodland Santa is joined by his reindeer who are taking a break. The sled is full of pine cones, greens and ornaments.
I love how candles cast a soft glow on things!
This surface is the top of some built in cabinetry that divides the dining room from the living room.
This is another built in on the right. I put the big
red mercury glass pillar candle holders on both tops to add a little to the walk-in area of the room.
A little touch of baroque!
I've had the angel for years- another Bombay piece before the closed their U.S. doors. The mercury glass chalice like candle holders were from Pottery Barn last year. The Angels with the candlesticks were from a boutique store in Pennsylvania several years ago.
I topped the shelving unit with nutcrackers and some glittery fluff to mimic snow. The 2nd shelf has some pine cones and a candle. The bottom shelf has a small collection of Christmas themed books. The Nutcracker on the right is another old piece from Bombay. I believe they reintroduced a look-a-like to it this year. It's musical and the top turns slowly.
I used a tree skirt to cover this table and the tray is helping to cover the center hole..shhh!
|Peace on Earth|
I tossed the loose red glitter pieces in for color
but I wanted the mirror to still have some reflection so I didn't fill it in... The pine scented candle is from Pier 1 this year...I recommend it. (Great hostess gift!) It smells great and it's a beautiful piece! The jingle bell garland makes for a quick decoration on the tree.
And the final picture!
I'm joing the following parties:
Thank you Kathryn for featuring my Mantel post
from last week on your Make It Pretty Monday
Between Naps on the Porch