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Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Year's Mantle

I admit to taking Christmas down as soon as I wake up on the 26th. When it is over, it is over. This year was no different, but I have been a little less frantic with my clean up. Generally, we go back to school on the 2nd, but this year we go back on the 7th. I think that is why I am not in as much of a hurry.

For a few days I toyed with the idea of hosting a family friendly New Year's Eve party. I decided to decorate our mantle for the event.


In hindsight I wish I would have stuck with an all black background. The patterned paper makes it looks uneven.

I especially like it when all the lights are out.

I don't think we are going to have an actual party at this point. I haven't made phone calls or invites. I imagine we will have a nice dinner with a few people and simply hang out and relax.

I also decided to keep a few of my Christmas decorations out for my front window vignette.


 I love my trophies!

Delia wanted to pose for a picture with her Christmas gift, Pete the cat.

It is really difficult to get a good picture of this window especially at night. I kept getting a reflection of me in it with my Christmas pajamas. No may gusta.

Tomorrow the tree will come down and all 12 bins will go back into storage. The rest of break will be spent cleaning, organizing, looking for deals and hopefully crafting and painting. I have furniture stacking up. I am excited to try out my new mouse sander and buffer Santa brought me. I was a good girl!


  1. I would say you were a good girl! And, I'm with you on the cleanup, although, I consent to waiting until New Year's Eve day, for my husband's sake, lol! When I wake up on New Year's morning, I want to wake up to a fresh year, witha fresh start!

  2. Very pretty. I still have my Christmas items up! BLAH! I'm dreading the take down process.


  3. I love all the deco. Stopping over from Making the world cuter.
    I think my favorite is the sparkly cheers banner! :)
    Happy New year!