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Holiday Mantels.... and Why I Must be Out of my Mind

Sunday, December 4, 2011

So, it's the busiest time of the year for everyone, right? Shopping, working, parties, getting together with family, etc., etc. And as a decorator, it's my busiest time because everyone wants their project done before Christmas. So what do I do? I volunteer to do my fifth grader's yearbook. The whole thing, all by myself. What was I thinking? I know I'll be glad in the long run, and I do love graphic design, but I'm spending half my life scanning photos these days, which is why I haven't been around as much as I'd like. So, for those who might be wondering, I haven't abandoned blogland - I'll be back just as soon as I can, and hope you'll bear with me in the meantime.

Isn't it amazing the way holiday decorating can absolutely transform a house?  I'll admit that it's a lot of work, and sometimes I am tempted to do just the mantel (and the tree of course).  I always start with the mantel, thinking that it is all I will do, but then it looks so beautiful that I get inspired to decorate the rest of the house.  Here are some mantels that are inspiring me this year:






































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