Mantel advice needed
I know, it's WAY to early to decorate but I had to get this mantel done so I can clear out the back of my room for decorating after Thanksgiving. It took me several hours to do this.
1. Everything white you see, including the angel, lights up with white lights. I haven't plugged anything in yet.
2. I don't have anything else tall enough to set on the left side of the wreath. I have two silver large pinecones there now. Should I set books under them and then leave it be? Or do I need more decor?
Wait! I do have two of those cone shaped Cranberry Trees about a foot tall. Should I put one on each side of the wreath or would that be too crowded?
3. In the middle of the wreath I stuck 3 poinsettia flowers in it. Should I add more or remove the flowers altogether? I'm torn on this one.
4. Should I leave the Cardinal on the wreath? It's kind of puny.
I have four stockings I'll be hanging, all the same pattern but two different colors. Two are red, two are silver.
I want a winter theme, so should I add a touch of red since I'll have those two red stockings and possibly the Cardnial?
I need all the advice I can get!
I have to tell this story though, this explains what a novice I am at decorating for Christmas.
Our house was pretty small until we built-on and did other remodeling, so I never could really decorate for Christmas the way I wanted to.
See the white wreath? I bought it last year and hung it just like it is now. But I noticed it was just piddly looking last Christmas and just left it alone.
Today I find out I was supposed to open and bushy up the wreath like you do with an artificial tree! LOL!!! I'm such a goober. :)