December has arrived, a month full of magic and sparkle. As a child, the magic came in seeing holidays lights, in laying in bed at night thinking of what might be under the tree, in writing the perfect letter to Santa, and of course baking and eating all those delectable cookies and candies.
These days, I still find magic in holiday lights - especially the twinkling variety - and I look forward all year to a certain holiday treat (that would be dark chocolate peppermint bark), and of course the best thing of all is the miracle of our Saviour's birth.
I'm just now finally getting around to decorating, which is usually concentrated on the mantle. I went for sparkly this year - tiny silver fairy bells, glittered trees and pinecones, snowy wreaths, vintage candlesticks, and hanging paper stars, all in silvery whites.
As hard as it is for me to leave Autumn and embrace Winter, having a snowy mantle to see as I pass by helps the transition. And this year we will have two wide-eyed little boys sharing our Christmas - so I expect the magic of it all will surround us from every side!
Linked with The Lettered Cottage for Christmas Mantles.