A few years back, I was all too happy to embrace the skinny tree trend. Sadly, though, it doesn't leave a whole lotta room for the abundance of ornaments I have collected over the years. You may remember this little box from this previous post. It's basically an old Coke crate screwed to the wall to create a handy little display box. It usually houses tiny toys. They now have been retired until next year, and a collection of ornaments take their place:
Just a few months back, I found this typewriter at a yard sale. Howard cleaned up the keys and I promptly displayed it.
I dug out an old Christmas stationery set, and Charlotte went about making out a list for herself, while Emma dictated hers to Charlotte. I displayed it in my newfound typewriter:
It seemed like I had a bunch of Christmas odds and ends leftover to decorate my mantel. That would never do! So, I took to Pinterest for some ideas. Now, I see why everyone loves a chalkboard. I made this chalkboard out of a picture frame. (Directions in that same post--you may have noticed as the toy box.) When I decided to use it in my Christmas decorating, I knew just what I wanted on it, as we had been listening to Christmas music for days and days. Here is the song (in case you're wondering):
It is one of my all time favorite Christmas songs because of this very verse: