Thank you all for your kind words about my son’s accident. You are right, it was every parents worst nightmare, but praise God all are well and on the mend! Last night the two girls that were with him in the car, came over to visit my son awhile. In typical teenage girl fashion there was lot’s of giggling and laughing, music to my ears!
On the other hand, I have been a very busy Santa’s helper this weekend. For Metamorphosis Monday and Seasonal Sunday, I want to show you how our den has transformed into a colorful Christmas Candy Land. I’ll just focus on the tree and mantle for this post.
Here’s a wide shot of our den all trimmed out for Christmas this year.
My tree is all trimmed out this year too! I added some of my new candy decor along with years and years of collected favorites and handmade pieces from my children and myself.
I just love the tulle ribbon I purchased this year from Hobby Lobby.
I still have yards and yards of this ribbon. I love how soft it looks on the tree.
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care.
These elves are my newest addition that were hidden in the bag two posts back. I just love elves! There is something so magically delightful about an elf. I have several old elves from years ago, I could do a post on elves alone. I am happy to see that elves have started to make a comeback over the last few years. There are some really wonderful elves I have seen at Michael’s this year. I will have to wait for a 50% off sale on those. I like how these elves add something magical to our old stockings.
The elves in the middle are not orange that’s just more of my fancy camera work. They are really a very bright red with lime green. They are sitting on my sons stockings. Yes, I did cross stitch these stockings for each of my sons. I still have the pattern too. I made each one their first year of life. I don’t know how I found the time to do it now, but I surely did then. I remember it was so important to get them done in time. I keep thinking I want to add a cuff on the top with their names embroidered but then it would cover up the names I cross stitched. It sure would look a lot better though.
Here’s a close up of my candy mantle.
This photo shows a few other things I already had that I made years ago. To the left is a piece of hard candy that I made from styrofoam, glitter paint and plastic wrap. In the center of the ribbon are some old red Christmas balls that were loosing some of their red paint. So, one year I decided to jazz them up. Would you believe I sat down and painstakingly glued sequins all over these old balls? Well I sure did, and I’m so glad I did! I just love those sequined covered balls ever year I pull them back out.
My tree is topped with three beautiful copper stars. They have started to age and turned slightly green now too. I bought these three stars separately at a little shop in Charleston while visiting my SIL one year. They are hand made and were sold separately. I used copper wire to attach them together and they sit on a wooden stick we notched out to hold them. There is a larger one in the middle and two smaller ones on each side. I love having a star on top of the tree. Because of the trio on my star, it reminds me personally of the father, son and holy ghost. I added berries, green curly thingies and bows all around it this year too.
Oops! I almost forgot to show it all lit up!
Can you tell what type of lights I use?
That’s right! I just have to have colored lights in my den.
You should really see this tree in the evening. Love it!
Well there you have it! That’s the beginning of Christmas at our house. I still have 3 more trees to go. Whew! Don’t worry only one more large tree though.
What about you? Are you getting into the Christmas spirit yet? I sure hope so, it will be here before you know it, so why not enjoy it as long as possible. I plan too!
Thanks for visiting today! Have a great Sunday and Monday! LOL!