Working with the glittered garlands on the mantle this year introduced me to a different Christmas look for this season. I had one extra garland, so I put it to good use with my blue and white porcelain Nativity scene. The gentle rise of the garland in the distance gives the effect of actually looking at the manger scene in the hills of Bethlehem. Also, the gathering of the grey blue table runner gives more dimension to the scene.
The crystal candle surround was purchased at Home Goods. I like the sparkle that is given off even
when the candle is not lit.
Nestled in the midst of the glittered garland adds texture.
The Holy Family
To give more importance to the birth, a vintage glass plant dome is placed over the Family.
The entire manger scene is laid out on the cascading table runner.
The dining room tree reflects in the distance.
The great room Christmas tree reflects in the mirror.
. Let us keep the Christ child in our foremost thoughts this Christmas.