In maintaining this blog, I spent a lot of time looking at other blogs as well as decorating magazines for inspiration. The mantel decorating options are plentiful and well illustrated. I just reviewed a group of them on the Better Homes and Garden website that are all interesting - and ideas that would help my mantel stand out. website
Here are some that I particularly like:
|BHG Fireplace #1|
|BHG Fireplace #2|
|BHG Fireplace - #3|
This one looks like it started with quite a few of the basics already in place and just added holiday finery and great stockings. A simple wreath across the mirror and lights make this a festive look.
|BHG Fireplace #4|
|BHG Fireplace #5|
So, now I have some more ideas and will definitely improve my own mantel - but probably not until next year! I am done for 2011!