Well I'm finished messing with the mantle. I've had the nutcrackers sitting up there a week now. They usually reside in the living room. Since we put the tree in the den this year I didn't want the little guys on the tree to miss their big buddies. DH hung the stockings (with care) over the weekend and BBC couldn't have been more pleased. I finished up with the garland today. I'll do some closeup shots when I do my garland post and join Nester's garland party on the way late side!
I wanted to quickly draw your attention to this guy. He's the most important in the whole squad/troop/flock - what do you call a whole mess of nutcrackers anyway?