I set up my tree well before Thanksgiving because 25 days just is not enough. And I will probably leave it up well past the New Years because I am one of those people. Instead of ornaments, I used wood slices hung with twine for a simple and rustic feel. My dad cut them for me and some of the extras ended up in the little jar on the mantle. Speaking of the mantle, I have moved it to every apartment I have lived in. It makes any space feel a bit cozier and that is definitely a plus for my little apartment that is needing some character. So there you have it, my little corner of Christmas.