As I start writing this post, I realize that we are only 12 days away from Christmas.
Time is flying for us and it really is not a bad thing, the holidays are always difficult for me since I get very homesick.
Being so far away from my dear Spain and all my loved ones back home, specially my elderly parents, is very hard,
so I try to stay as busy as possible and make this time of the year as good as I can for my husband and kids.
And then we receive some good news and I get reminded of how blessed we are. My husband is recuperating nicely from his oral surgery and his pathology results have come back normal. Life is good! :)
So now we move on to celebrate the holidays the best way we can and I am just putting the final touches on the Christmas decor. Our family room is decorated in the same rustic theme as our kitchen. I will share it with you as soon as I get all the pictures finished, meanwhile, here is our Christmas mantle.
I used some old things I had from previous years and a few new things I purchased or made.
On the left side of the mantle I placed the old red star, the reindeer sign I made last year and a lantern full of snowy pinecones.
In the center, the old NOEL wood letters I made years ago.
And on the left side, you will find a driftwood Christmas tree, the old church and a couple of glass
candle holders for a little bling.
I used the same old pine garland which I decorated with a
Christmas music paper garland that I made and some new ornaments from At Home and Walmart.
On the hearth I placed the pillow I made paired with a red and cream checks pillow and a metal container full of pinecones. Very simple.
And that is our Christmas mantle for this year.
I want to thank you all for stopping by and always leave me such wonderful comments.
Today is our son's graduation, so I better get off this computer and get everything ready for the celebration.
Have a wonderful day!