I am very excited to share what I have worked on so far with you. First of all, a little vignette. Is there a more appropriate vignette at Christmas than a nativity scene?
I bought this at my neighbor's yard sale for $2, and it looked like this:
Doesn't the nativity look like white ceramic now? I painted the base in a gloss red for contrast. Here's another shot of it all put together:
Since the TV is no longer in the Stupid Hole, I could go all out on the fireplace. Instead of one main tree, I did three!
One of my favorite features is the "joy" figures that I got at a thrift store. They were looking pretty tired:
But with some red gloss spray paint, they now look pretty snazzy:
I made a couple of red burlap stockings to hang from the stocking hangers I got as a present a few years ago:
I put a few small ornaments in some mason jars:
On each side of the fireplace I hung the wreaths I made years ago:
I wrapped ribbon around the garland to tie everything together. I have gotten a ton of mileage out of this ribbon!
Everything has red and white lights, and it's difficult to take a good photo of red lights. They just look hot pink. But, here's one anyway:
I already have a completely different idea for next year!
Thanks for stopping by!
I am linking this to Southern Savvy Style and The Lettered Cottage.