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Mantle Decorations

Mantle decorations are difficult for me!  I love to have our mantle looking dressed for all the holidays and even just to get through the winter.  In the past year and a half, I’ve made an effort to add something out of the ordinary to our mantle.  For the months of February through May, I like to add some items representing the events celebrated during that time period.

Last year I added the word “LOVE” along with other decor items.  The pop of gold against our brick thrills me.  Remember February is the “Love Month”!  Also, this year I chose to hang the forsythia wreath from Kirkland’s Home on our Federal mirror.  (It was a bit tricky as the suction cup pulled loose just about the time the photos were completed.  Not quite that is!)  If you viewed the Christmas Holiday Mantle that I posted in December, you will recognize the hurricane lamp by Kirkland’s.  This time it has a battery powered candle instead of the ornaments.  I love the flicker of the candles and the battery ones work really well and are great if you have a power outage.

The Kirkland’s lantern also has a battery candle in it.  I really enjoy those candles more without overhead lighting.  The glow from them is welcoming and soothing at the same time.  This lantern is one of my favorite purchases ever as I can see so many places to use it.

The faux greenery Kirkland’s arrangement of grass and ivy makes a wonderful statement on either end of the mantle.  Usually I have one on the first floor and the other on the second in the master bedroom.  I find there are so many places to use the greenery only containers, even though I do have some floral arrangements .  I’ve noticed that the quality of faux arrangements has greatly improved over the past few years.  These are available online, too.  Recently, I’ve found that it makes a nice gift for those friends or family that you don’t know what colors are in their homes.

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10 Responses to Mantle Decorations

  1. Thank you Helen for joining my newbie party. Love your mantel ideas, I always struggle with mine.

  2. I wish I had a mantle! Nope–no fireplace either–but, I love how you decorate yours. Have a great week! Patty

  3. Mantles can be so much fun to decorate, can’t they? You’ve done a great job!

  4. Hello, Helen! Thanks for visiting my blog and I’m happy to be following you, too!

  5. Hi Helen…you are right above me at the Newbie Party. Your mantel looks great…I have a giant TV above my mantel so I don’t do much else! Your chairs are really beautiful. I’m a new follower…come by my blog if you have time and say “Hi!” ~Ann

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