Each Christmas season, I use our Fontanini nativity set on the family room mantel.
If you have visited my blog during past Christmas seasons, you may think the mantel is identical to our previous Christmas mantels.
But this year, there is a big difference, which is probably only noticeable to me.
I always have to try to squish the set onto the mantel. This year, I talked my sweet husband into cutting a board 3 inches deeper than the mantel. I simply laid the board across the mantel. Hopefully, it won't tip off of the mantel. To give weight to the back of the board, I did put a brick under the box that elevates the nativity set.
Those 3 extra inches made a huge difference in the placement of the figures for the nativity.
Two of the shepherd boy figures are not part of the Fontanini set. You may recall, from previous Christmas posts, that I got a great deal on my Fontanini set at an estate sale, and I purchased the nativity backdrop at a garage sale.
These Italian angels were purchased at a different estate sale.
I used bark-look candles to add a glow to the figures.
I can't believe Christmas is going to be here so quickly. We decorated trees tonight, so I'll be posting those photos soon. I'm glad you stopped by to see our Christmas mantel.
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