We hosted our Christmas celebration for my Mom and Dad and sister and her family this last weekend. I had a nice long laundry list of things I wanted to get done to have my house presentable for the weekend, but the Lord dealt with me strongly last week and reminded me that what I have is perfect and I need to be content with it. My family isn't judging me by the contents of my house. And I know that's true.
I wanted to make sure my Christmas Mantle was done before everyone got here. I was looking for the last thing to make it what I was picturing, and I found it at Meijer of all places. I went into the seasons wanting to do a silver and gold mantle. That's way out of my normal realm of decorating comfort, but I was seeing a lot of things I really like and I thought I'd give it a try. Once I started brainstorming, I hit a wall. I had the mantle set totally different and hated it. So, I decided to venture out and see if I could get some cheap pieces to complete it the way I wanted. I knew I wanted our main nativity on the mantle because I want it to be the focus, and I feel like I was able to do that. Alright, here we go...
All in all I really like the way this mantle came together. It wasn't what I had originally picture, but I'm glad that I somewhat pulled off a silver and gold mantle. I'm including the print from the frame and it is linked for download.