Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Christmas Mantle Teasures
My three siblings & I recently divided up some Christmas decorations that belonged to my parents. My mom especially loved Santas. And because of that, my dad did too:) They loved & collected these hand-carved Santas - beautiful works of art that I never appreciated until recently. I brought home three of them last week & promptly put them up on the mantle. Last night, I added a few wooden ornaments & some Swedish wooden trees from my parents, as well as some pine cones and a strand of shiny silver bells that was a gift from a friend. I love our mantle of gifts, treasures & memories - and understand how my parents felt all along - that these are far more than simply decoration.