Everyone who knows me will tell you Distressed Donna loves her layers. If there is a place to put three layers, then there is a place for five or more layers.
The same principle applies to decorating for Christmas.
I will demonstrate my somewhat crazy method here with the den mantel.
Now I have cut WA-A-A-A-Y back on decorating this year. Plus I have used a different plan to my madness.
I saw this rusty reindeer in a local shop and could not leave the store without him. Just add branches for antlers and tie on a scarf or two and he is done.
Start with the bare essentials: A real mantel on a brick wall (the back of the fireplace).
Test: Does everyone see the angel blowing a trumpet like I do or do you see a cow kicking out her back leg like Chucks?
Next layer: a cherry fireplace screen.
Next layer: an ornate wrought iron gate.
Next layer: a painted and distressed vanity.
Next layer: a bench with a red box containing a truck with trees.
Sorry, I have lost count of the layers and will move on to lots of layers!
Notice I added two mirrors, a couple of toolboxes, and piled all the Santas vying for a space.
And a wreath .
SHHH! Not all of the Santas will make the cut.
Ahhh, layered delightfulness!
The reindeer edged out the sheep for the place of honor, but do not worry I found another place for them.
Some of the Santas have moved elsewhere in the den.
(Two went back to the attic - heads bowed with shame and disappointment.)
The Santas on the vanity stand atop a mirror - yes, I put mirrors on my flat surfaces.
Noah's Ark Santa tries to entice the reindeer to come a bit closer.
Tiny Santas party together in the tool caddies with a few trees.
I have a few more decorations to arranged. I promise to show you all.
Now back to completing my Christmas cards and get them in the mail.
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