I love mantles but have never had many ideas on how to decorate mine. If you are like me and need help with ideas, hurry over to "The Stories of A to Z" for a Mantle Party. Every Friday you will see dozens of ideas to help you "rev" up your mantle.
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Please visit these sights for some wonderful decorating ideas.
After the Christmas holidays, I decided that I would like a sleek no fru fru mantle. And I wanted to keep a touch of winter out. What is better this time of year than deer, trees, candlelight, and snowflakes?
Our fireplace extends about 15 feet to the ceiling. It is all rock from floor to ceiling.
I started with a tree from my Christmas decorations and used a few snowflakes and scented pinecones for accents.
I added a set of deer from Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc. I have had these for over 15 years ago. (I do not throw anything away unless it breaks beyond repair.)
I needed an accent to cover a outlet that extends about 1/2 inch below the picture. I turned around and this book was sitting on another tabletop display. I moved it over to the mantle and was amazed at how well the colors on the book cover match the picture.
These candles were purchased at a local flower shop when on sale for 40% off. Once again I added snowflakes for a touch of winter.
Until next time . . .
Take Care and God Bless.