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I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I’ve been a busy little beaver and have hardly had a moment to write a post this month! But I couldn’t let Christmas arrive without sharing a little house tour of my seasonal decor.     Let’s see if you can figure out what’s missing from my […]

Do you have a fireplace that fades away into the background?  Maybe it needs some coaxing to bring it out of its shell.     This fireplace mantel was painted out the same color as the wall behind it.  That’s a big no-no in my book.  A mantel is architecture, like trim moulding, and should […]

The mantel over your fireplace is a great place to create a focal point, display beloved items, and show your personality.  The mantel itself can hold objects of all kinds:  candlesticks, crystal, books, pottery, collections.  Little children can’t reach, so put out your favorite breakables. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can use a […]