little green shed for the gentle nudge to go ahead and get started today. this is a sweet native pine bough that i brought home from the cub scout meeting sunday. the idea is from those i am hoarding on my holiday crafts pinboard. such simple loveliness. it makes me smile. g must really like it too as he's commented on it several times and is fondly referring to it as his charlie brown christmas tree. it is a start. i have several other ideas for this mantel. all in good time. i refuse to be caught up in the christmas rush. i'd rather ease into the season in my own slower pace.