I realized I had these photos of the mantle which I will leave up with our decorations until Twelfth Night...January 5th in an English family tradition. I had a basically snowman theme this year.
The next snowman that hangs from a wire is from an old friend/artist Charlene Haasha who I have lost touch with. She made this in the 1980s and I just love him!
The next is a cross stitch I did about 10 years ago. The photo had to be taken from the side because of glass reflection so it isn't the best, but you get the idea!
And I'd like to share one of my favorite New Year antique postcards from Antiques And Teacups. It has another of my well loved vignettes. The lettering is all in metallic gold and is hard to read, but such a pretty, embossed postcard printed in Germany by Davidson Brothers and postally used in 1913 mailed from New Hampshire to Maine. So neat!
To see more of the postcard visit: New Year postcard
I hope you all have a wonderful New Year celebration. My husband and I lie in bed each New Year's Eve and pray about the year to come. We ask for the Lord's guidance and protection and thank Him that, as the old song goes "We know who holds the future...". We thank Him for His grace, mercy and provision and thank Him for family and friends. That includes you!
Happy New Year!