Our Fontanini nativity is back on the mantel this year. If you don't know about my incredible bargain on this set, you can read about it here.
Last year, I tried a different Holy Family on the mantel, and I liked it, but I was ready to have the Fontanini set back up there this year.
The Fontanini angel watches over Baby Jesus.
Musicians share their songs with the newborn King.
The three wise men have almost made it to the manger.
I turned my Santos into an angel by adding wings. If you thought that was a bow on her back, you were right. Please use your imagination to envision wings.
The three kings brought gifts to Baby Jesus.
The shepherd watching over his flock.
An articulated angel watches from the other end of the mantel.
I bought the vintage, Italian angels in the sky at an estate sale.
Last year, I used the twinkling lights to portray the night sky. If you want to see how, that post is here.
Do you think I got carried away with gold ribbon? Last year, when I put away Christmas décor, I tried to organize it a little better. That's when I realized how many spools of gold ribbon I've bought at after-Christmas sales. I was determined to make use of some of it this year. I definitely put a dent in the ribbon stash when I created this mantel. Every time I tweaked it (and that was a lot of times), I added more gold ribbon!
Thank you for coming to see my gold ribbon mantel!