First we have Mosaic Monday. This is hosted by Mary @ Little Red House and then Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. Oh I forgot about Deck the Halls with Susan @ Thoughts From Over the Rainbow.
Click on any of the photos to enlarge them.I forgot to take a photo of the mantle before it was decorated so I am using this one from our friends surprise party last month.
Off came the Fall wreath and up went the fabric and ribbon. On top of that are the evergreen branches. A mix of ornaments, candles and topped with a pre-lit wreath and there is the metamorphosis.
Then on to the tree. It is about 7 feet tall and artificial because I leave it up for over a month.I use white lights and a mix of ornaments all in shades of burgundy, copper, gold and cream. I use a minimal amount of thick gold tinsel. Just enough to make the tree shimmer. My lights have many settings but I keep them on fade where they fade in and out randomly again giving the tree some life. Looks great in person but is a pain to photograph.
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