I bought this pretty stag last year after Christmas with some of my Christmas money, and I think he's so handsome. If you read my blog regularly, you know we love to feed the birds here. I decided to make this a woodland scene, and I especially wanted to incorporate birds into the design.
Like many of you, I like to use things I already have on hand as much as possible. As I said, I purchased the stag last year, and I purchased the greenery picks last year after Christmas at 50 percent off. You've seen this lantern many times, as I often use it on our mantel or hearth. It came from HomeGoods a few years ago. I also had the pine cones on hand from Michaels.
The new purchases this year were the three cardinals and the small bird's nest, which came from the same local gift shop as the stag and the greenery picks. Also new are the two pillar candles from HomeGoods, and the little fuzzy owl from a local garden shop. I think the pillar candles add so much to this woodland mantel because they look just like real tree trunks.
So that's our mantel for Christmas 2013. What have you been working on today? I hope it brings you pleasure and joy, whatever it may be. Thanks for stopping by!! I love your visits and comments!
I'm sharing this post at Seasonal Sundays, hosted by The Tablescaper and Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. A big "Thanks" to these two ladies for hosting every week.