I finished another home today decorating for the holidays and have included photos below! Betty's house is elegant and tasteful, and the Christmas decorations we added emphasize its beauty without overwhelming.
For the tree topper, I used 3 branches of the gold accent pick I used on the bannister.
a few more touches... garland and candles on the china cabinet. And a little surprise gold elephant ornament. Betty has a collection of these good luck elephants.
I attach garland and ribbon to the mantle using 3M Command fasteners. I have recently become a fan of these clever little hangers. They remove with no mark or damage to the wall, or in this case mantle.
Using the fasteners with the metal hooks lets me put the garland on the edge of the mantle,
leaving room behind for more nutcrackers.