These first 3 pictures are of some things that I have collected over the years. The home we bought 4 years ago has alot of space above the kitchen cabinets. So rather than having all these items on the counter or on tables throughout the house I decided to put them all up on the cabinets, I liked the way it looked and I thought that it would also keep the cats from knocking them over, but I do have one small female cat that jumps up on the cabinets, and takes a little nap in the snow around Santa's Sleigh. And of course there is another one of my Nativities.
I strung some burgundy and gold beads, and hung some of my newer gold ornaments on this chandelier. Hannah actually made the centerpiece. It was an activity for a girl scout badge. I have had the girl scouts working on the "Art in the Home" badge. One of the activities was to go to a craft store and pick out items to make a centerpiece or flower arrangement. Another activity was to make a Holiday centerpiece, so I decided to combine the two activities. I went to the craft store ahead of time and picked out the base of the arrangement (the greenery), then we went shopping, and I had the girls pick out christmas items they would like to decorate their centerpieces with. Hannah picked out all the embellishments and the candles. She did a great job.