This is a picture of Isabella on her first Christmas - such a little sweetie pie - she only had her bottom two teeth then - a great memory.
Giraffes are my favorite animal - this is a wooden carved one from a local German shop. Every December I add a red ribbon to brighten her up.
I typically like sparkly and bright, but I couldn't resist this rustic and simple burlap stocking from another of my favorite shops called Harvest Home. I added a little evergreen twig to make it come to life a bit.
The above three are close-ups of parts our fireplace mantel. Aside from the tree, the mantel is my favorite thing to decorate. I do love having a natural fireplace during the cold weather - so cozy.
Here's a painting I've been working on just to hang up during winter. It sort of represents Shane, Isabella and myself, three snow people holding our twig hands. I might have a few more things to add, but it's almost finished.
Thanks for taking a little tour of some of my holiday decorations. We're chopping down a tree tomorrow, so I'm sure I'll be sharing pics of the tree and my favorite ornaments in a few days as well!