The fact that our house is on a lake in the woods, and that my husband is an avid fisherman from Wisconsin, and my 22 year-old son is a professional bass fisherman are the main reasons there are fish on the walls in my living room! ( my son's sport and profession is catch and release only, so he is not contributing bass to our walls)
I like to make my mantle lush and woodsy to fit the cozy-lake-cottage-in-the-woods theme of our living room. (See my post on how to build a lush, full mantle for Christmas) So, a few days ago I headed out onto our property with a bucket and my branch snippers to gather some boughs for the mantle and other areas in my house.
It was only about 9 degrees F! Cold!!! The lake was starting to freeze. It was bright and sunny though - that helped!
A little close to the edge, but I got it
I filled my bucket. It took me several trips
This one was a little close to the edge of the cliff...
Now, back to the house
The house was warm and cozy because of the fire in the fireplace...
Not really! I had On Demand Yule Log playing Christmas carols on the television
She happily posed because she knew her eyes matched the color of the pine
This is one of my favorite things
Back to the task at hand...
All the sniffing and jumping and being told "no" every two minutes wore the poor guy out. (He was stealing sprigs of pine and running with them, chasing Janie, and basically being a normal puppy)
The back of the sofa was irresistible
Sweet Bear - I love him...
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! I would love to see your Holiday decor. If you have a blog, leave me a link in the comments.