When I take the Christmas décor off our trees, I always "throw" some New Year's décor on them. This year, I left a lot of the Christmas décor on the mantel and trees. Remember, I was trying to use up some of my gold ribbon stash. It's all still there.
You can see the Christmas mantel and trees in this photo. You can also see our annual Christmas Eve pageant starring our six grandchildren and their cousins. For those who prayed for him, Cooper is the shepherd in blue. His baby sister, Bradleigh was baby Jesus. She's the crying little girl on the floor beside him. She didn't like sitting in the basket. (Oops! Did I just sneak in a picture of my grandchildren?)
Behind the New Year's nutcracker is a floral spray that is supposed to look like fireworks. In my previous post, I told you about my friend who says if you have to explain it, it doesn't work. When I decorate, I have to do a lot of 'splainin'!
Like right now. I'm have to explain that this little Christmas ornament, hanging in the night sky, is symbolic of the dropping ball in New York. You figured that out, right?
Long ago, I bought a box of vintage new year's hats and it has become tradition to use them on the mantel when we welcome a new year.
Vintage New Year's cards decorate the edge of the mantel. See my greenery, gold ribbon, and gold ornaments? They are Christmas leftovers too.
I did add Father Time to the gold bow.
I've collected a few vintage noise makers and new year's hats.
The gold-ribboned wreath was there for Christmas, but the sign in the middle said "O' Holy Night". I can't believe it will soon be 2017!
As you can see, I wasn't exaggerating when I said I "throw" New Year's décor on the trees.