Old books add an ambience all of their own! Our DIL gave me a stack of books and I simply tore the covers off of most of them. The faux mercury votives are a GW buy.
I love this reminder of what Christmas truly is - the presence of God in our lives!
The lights are too bright to let on at night, so I guess they are for show-off times only! :)
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
From my Front Porch to Yours