When we first moved in to our house, we thought how great it was to have a fireplace.
And it is.
But the mantle that was put on the fireplace could be rented out as a bedroom.
It’s nearly 10 feet by 3 feet deep.
That first Christmas I put a tree branch that had broken off a tree on it with ornaments hanging from it. Really.
The second Christmas I think I tried to do some sort of arrangement with greenery and candles.
It just looked out of scale with the massive mantle.
By the third year, I was really annoyed with the bedroom sized mantle.
I think it was my husband who suggested we put a Christmas village on it.
Now, I’m not exactly the Christmas village type of girl. It’s a little tschotske for me.
At this point I was pretty worn down with ideas for the mantle so a Christmas village it is.
And I think we know my “Balls to the Wall” theory right?
And now I’m one of those crazy Christmas village people who are going to will the display down to a family member.
Just wait until they get my Halloween village display too……