I fell for these simple little cottages I found at Michael's made of cardboard and covered with pine cones and crushed stone .
It made me think of an old English village that time has nearly forgotten about.
They are a bit crude but I still like them. They even came with the added green plants and shrubs on them!
The pieces have a pre-made base under each of them that kind of dictated their position on the tray. I used a thin white felt piece that I cut to fit the inside area of the tray and then I added snow and made little paths as though it was really in use!
Old Mr. Sun was dotting in and out today- love it!
I found this Santa at Lowe's from their Holiday Lodge group and set it on a boxwood candle ring. It's made to look like a piece of carved birch!
This decorative accent plate was from Hobby Lobby a couple of months ago. I figured I'd grab it while I was there since things seem to sell quickly there.
I have a tree skirt which I've used on my round end table before and this year I realized the underside was done so nicely I could get away with using it. I gave it an ironing to smooth out the little wrinkles, tossed it on and was pleased with the new look I got from it! The tray conveniently covers the center opening for the tree. See below for how it looks underneath with the fabric normally displayed.
|Tree skirt on table 2013|