This year I decided to take the advice of all the bloggy experts and start from scratch.
I moved the family painting (don't you love this?)
I started by scrubbing off the mantle ~once a year this is a good plan. OK ... on to the elf work :-)
I collected mirrors from around the house, and layered those.
another collection of glass candlesticks
and vases with jingle bells
A garden angel who just looks perfect.
Now... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Merry Christmas y'all!