Here is one last peek of our Christmas decorations. Today is all about the tree. As you recall from my other posts HERE and HERE, I've decorated in a primitive style. I really love this rustic, colonial, old fashion look!
This year, I placed a bird's nest with pine cones and berries around the tree.
I'm sure everyone has that one Christmas ornament that is never left off the tree, no matter what. This is our ornament; an antique santa. He belonged to my Maw Maw and hung on her tree as far back as I can remember. My Momma remembers this ornament when she was a little girl. I've done some research on this santa; he is mercury glass and made in the late 20's to early 30's and comes from either Japan/Austria/Russia. I'm thinking he was made in Japan since there is no marking on the ornament or the round piece.
This is my Christmas card holder. I also found the idea on the internet somewhere, I can't remember where. All I did was take a long piece of ribbon and fold it in half and tie a knot. I made a bow (not my best craft ability) and hot glued it to the ribbon. I then cut the ribbon loops in half and paper clipped my cards to the strands of ribbon.