I have to say that I almost wished I had entered the pageant - you should have seen the prize table (I should have taken a few photos!).
On Friday night, I finally attempted to finish decorating our Christmas tree. I do not, to say the least, have my mother's decorating talent. Oh well - mom will be visiting in a few days - she can re-do the tree to make it look a little better :-)
As for the mantle, this is my Hallmark Nostalgic Houses collection. I have been collecting this ornament series since 1984 and have every ornament and special edition issued. This year, a commentartive snow globe was created, which has every ornament in the collection on it. All I have to do is add this year's ornament!