Still not feeling terrific means I didn't do much decorating but what I did looks really pretty. I stuck with only the mantel and the tree but they are gorgeous and look so warm and inviting this holiday.
I made the "Joyeux Noel" several years ago using purchased chipboard letters and glitter strung on a silver tinsel twine. I added the icicle lights and some pretty globe mercury glass light balls and candleholders. The candles are glittered candles from Pottery Barn and they are a NIGHTMARE. They are real candles with a plastic sleeve that was supposed to be covered in a thick chunky glitter. They were gorgeous when they were in the box. But as soon as I got them out I realized that more than half of them had cracks that lead to all the glitter falling off. Ugh...too expensive for that to happen!
My mantel is a mix of gold, silver and glitter. Glitter isn't a color? Hmmm. Okay so maybe gold, silver and some high quality frosted greens that I bought several years ago and keep repurposing for holiday decor.
The velvet and glittered flowers are poinsettias that I simple placed among the greenery.
The huge chalkboard art is from The Caravan Shoppe. It comes as a digital file and for $6 I had it printed-per the included instructions- at FedEx Office. It is hung using a dowel and a tinsel garland.
The pictures were edited on Rhonna Farrer's App available in the App shop. Her App was named one of the best Apps of the year. You can read more about it here.