I used real rosemary and cedar greenery on the mantel this year! It was gorgeous for about a week, then my sorry excuse of a green thumb took over! I have no skills, but I'll take real over fake anyday, even half dead!
Excuse the tostitios bag! I got a little hungry :) No, actually this was an unplanned evening shot I took, but I liked how the tree sparkled a little more than in the full on daytime shots.
Santa has been in the building! He always leaves stockings by the kids doors upstairs. The rest of the loot is under the "big tree".