If you're visiting from The Nester's Garland Show & Tell, welcome! Well, welcome not matter where you're visiting from. I'm so glad you're here! On with my garland...
I have been dreaming of decorating my new mantle since we began building this house. My head was a-tizzy with different ideas. Sparkly or natural? Simple or lush? Then I saw this post from Nester where she showed us how to make The Most Wonderful Christmas Garland Ever.
I jumped up and down and screamed, "Yes! Yes! A million times YES!!!" I'm a drama queen like that. This was the garland that my mantle was born to hold.
So I set about gathering up every bit of greenery that I could find. I have a lot of greenery. Hubby was a bit horrified to see all of my faux greenery gathered in one place. I can't believe I forgot to take a picture.
And I twisted. And I fluffed. And I added. And I subtracted (just a bit...I mostly added). And a couple of times I got nervous. Was it too much? Was it going to look like the forest threw up on my mantle?
But I kept hearing Nester whispering in my ear, "It needs more. Keep going. Don't give up." She's the Garland Whisperer, you know. I think she will be in charge of making garlands in heaven. And toile. Definitely garlands and toile.
Are these not the most fabulous pine cones that you've ever seen? Does anyone have any ideas for what I should put up on top of the mantle? I have a bunch of mercury glass that just doesn't work with these natural elements. Help me think of something.
If you need me, I'll be sitting on my couch looking at my garland.
If you want to see the rest of my garland story, you can find it here.
And you're all invited to my Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 16th. There are going to be prizes!
P.S. - If you're still Christmas shopping, don't forget the Moms Unite Shopping Guide.