I like the NOEL including the clock. It's the proximity of the mantel to the tree, though, that pulls off the impact. I did it with Red and Black and used a round chalkboard for the O and added a star chalkboard for accent with the year.
Gorgeous and luxury Christmas decoration for front door, featured with hanging ornaments, branches, evergreen and decorated Christmas trees. / Natural Style Christmas door decorating ideas / Lisa Taylor on Fuseink Not sure where I'd get the snow….
Christmas Village 2013 - I like the idea of setting up a tree with the village below (reminds me of the neopolitan creche display at the Met in NYC). Using a small artificial tree this would be manageable - then a real tree elsewhere for the scent.