It all started when I saw these crystal initials on sale-

It all started when I saw these crystal initials on sale-

 

It seems every year there is a different look to Christmas decor in the stores.  It’s fun to find your own personal style and add the trendy things like accessories.  Decorating this year has been fun, because our townhome has such a different space allocation than our previous family home.  No long stair railing to drape with garland-few rooms, but more wide open spaces.  I tore apart the wreaths and garlands that worked in our family home, and loved the process of recycling some of the components into a mantle garland-it reflected my love of home, nature, family.  And, most importantly, it sparkles, shines ever so brightly, twinkles and glitters-reminding me, and all who come into our home, that we do all this to celebrate the birth of the Light of the World, Jesus Christ.

 

Pine cones, silver tulle and butterfiles

Pine cones, silver tulle and butterfiles

Gardening, nature, dragonflies-all incorporated in this glittery dragonfly

Gardening, nature, dragonflies-all incorporated in this glittery dragonfly

Adding a touch of nature with a glttered up bird.

Adding a touch of nature with a glttered up bird.

sparkly metallic poinsettas, grey tulle and pre lit garlands-so pretty

Sparkly metallic poinsettas, grey tulle and pre lit garlands-so pretty

A set of initials with crystals for each family.

A set of initials with crystals for each family.

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Shining like precious jewels on the mantle and in my heart.

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I think one of the miracles of the world is just how much love one heart can hold.

Even the dog, Romeo, go a sparkly letter

Even the dog, Romeo, got a sparkly letter