Sunday, December 2, 2012

Memories on the mantel

This year the mantel holds memories.  I used books as part of the decorations.

Fairy Wings, angel wings and a tiny fairy.

The reason for the season.  In our house we believe.

One of my favorite childhood Christmas books.  The Steadfast Tin Soldier.

The Polar Express, with Santa in his sleigh and a silver bell, because we believe in Santa too. 

The book is special and one of the reasons I began this blog.  It holds 25 years of holiday pictures and memories.  When I filled the final page with the 25th year of pictures, our Christmas card and how we spent the holidays,  I needed a new book or way to record family memories.   I then created My Heart with Pleasure Fills and WOW this post makes 501 memories archived. 

I have been busy this weekend.  I emptied five storage containers of Christmas. All I have left to decorate is the tree (not purchased yet, we are a fresh tree family) and to put out my snow village houses.  

I did take time out to share the local Christmas Home tour with all three of my girls and lunch afterwards. A perfect day!

More holiday around the house to come...

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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lori, what a beautifully sentimental mantel! It is so pretty! Love those crowns, of! Hope you got great pics of the home tour!

Sue said...

Your mantel is lovely Lori. Decorating with memories is the best way to go. I am off to a home tour today.
Merry Christmas!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

You touched what I believe with the memories! It all looks wonderful. I am impressed that you have gotten through so much already! I just did the porch and made cookies! Still have the tree and everything else!

NanaDiana said...

Your mantle is beautiful...and blogging is a wonderful way to keep memories alive. I have most of my decorating stuff done, too. It's a good feeling- Have a wonderful Sunday- xo Diana

Shelia said...

Hi Jo! Your mantel looks wonderful! I love all of your little memory pretties. I'm still decorating - slowly but surely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

White Whimsy said...

Love the books on the mantel! All your decorations are gorgeous!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Such a beautiful mantel! Books and memories - great combo!

Shelia said...

Thanks for popping in to see my little Glitter Houses, Lori! Have a wonderful week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Lori! So very pretty. I love all the sentimental touches.

Karen said...

Lori, what a beautiful mantel - love the ideas of the books! May have to dig out some of mine. Hope you are having fun with those grans.

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