I helped my mama decorate this year and I never realized how much work it really is, and we even tried to simplify things, ha!
My mom has such a beautiful Christmas collection, it reminds me of the trip I took to The National Christmas Center last year with friends. If you are even in the vicinity of Paradise, PA and if Christmas makes you happy- then it's worth the time & money, I promise.
The inspiration for our mantel this year were the homes of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Julia Daniels Moseley of Come to My Sunland, a local FL heroine. I stole the citrus from my dad's Valencia tree (shhh...don't tell!!). I hope you enjoy the details as much as I do.
I am so happy to be home this year. It's been a long time since I have seen a Florida Christmas all the way through, and though I miss the beauty of the snow, I am SO happy to have the sun this winter!
Happy holidays to all & wishing you a prosperous New Year...
p.s. the sweet felt mistletoe was a gift from my dear friend, abby of loveydovey designs