This is the newest addition to our family…although what inspired me to “adopt” another mischief making little boy is beyond me. His name is “Elfie” and he is supposed to stay here atop our Christmas Advent Calendar but as you can guess, he tends to wander at night.
In case the advent calendar wasn’t enough, a silly little Santa helps remind us how many days are left until the big day! He’s surrounded by homemade pompoms…because our mantle houses the tv, I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to decorate the low space below the tv and these precious pompoms fit the bill! I got the tutorial from my bloggie buddy Keri over at Shaken Together.
I love these giant glittered letters, I bought them on clearance last year but you could easily make your own. The picture doesn’t do their sparkle justice-they are crazy glittery (and leave evidence of that glitter everywhere!)
And to finish it off, a bowl of sweet little cranberries. Here’s a little secret I’ll let you in on: these guys were left over from a recipe I’ll be sharing at Monday’s Heirloom Recipe Linky Party-mark your calendars and come back to see my recipe and share your own family recipes!