Each year I like to add a few more items to my christmas decorating stash. I love displaying things in glass bowls and dishes (Of which I have plenty). Today I purchased these gorgeous bells in asorted colours.
And this rather cute metal christmas tree which looks great in the bowl with the bells.
The bunches of mistletoe are a new addition and the 3 santa's came home with me from our recent trip to quilt camp.
And the final purchase for this year is these lovely plastic candy canes. I think I need to find a nice little white bucket to display them in next year.
One of my favourite Santa ornaments is this fellow. He came home with me as hand luggage from a Victorian trip a few years ago.
And this elf gives Madeliene the creeps - She steers very clear of him - But I think he is rather cute.
And finally one of last year's additions, a spiral crystal tree
Just before I go I wanted to show you a really quick easy gift to make. I purchased an old book from the thrift shop with foxing (slight yellowing) on the pages. I tore out a page, folded it in half and then stitched around 3 sides. Added about 1/2 Cup of Dried lavender and then stitched across the top. You can embellish it with whatever you have on hand - Buttons, old lace, trim etc..... Very inexpensive but a lovely litle gift to add in some of your parcels.