This is our Christmas mantle. Most of the goodies are vintage, homemade, or from discount stores. I have never lined the mantle top with lights, but I love how it turned out and will probably make it a yearly thing.

I have a pretty bad cold which makes me a bit of a disastrous mess along with my back pain. I'm hoping to get some relief soon. Fingers tightly crossed...

It's difficult for me to stay optimistic when I'm feeling not so good. I think I would take the cold over the back pain any day. I can work through the cold but the back pain stops me in my tracks and keeps me from doing most activities. It's really frustrating.

It is Christmas though, and somehow that leaves a little tinge of light and hope on everything. So here life is, and it sucks, and it's wonderful in it's sticky holiness, and I often hate it, but I sometimes love it and that is what it is.

I will be showing some more of our Christmas house in the coming days, so stay tuned!

x, C


  1. Your posts are really putting me in the Christmas spirit!!!

  2. LOVE your mantle lady! It is amazing.

  3. Love the mantle! I love all the vintage goodies. Reminds me of being a kid.
    Sending you love and light.

  4. I love your mantle so much! It's just absolutely perfect and beautiful. I hope you feel better soon!


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