Thursday, 25 November 2010

Christmas 'Mantels'

Better Homes and Gardens have produced 32 ideas for decorating mantels this season!  I like four of them a lot,  what do you think?

A rich burgundy inviting mantel, or an etherial light one? mmmm?  Or even one, using a garden gate (look carefully!)  And the candles give the last one a very intimate glow.

Where I come from wreaths were only used for funerals,  so I am thinking a heart shaped twiggy affair with some red roses,  maybe.....

Have a thoroughly happy Thursday!


  1. Hi Jacqui!
    I love all of these mantels, which reminds me that I need to start working on mine.

    Have a beautiful weekend.


  2. All them are lovely but perhaps I choose the first one in red and green... that colors have remmembered me that soon will be Christmas
    Your music are magic!I love it
    Visiting you has been a great pleasure

  3. Hi Jacqui, I adore the first one. Then the fourth one. I guess I am traditional at heart. Also simplicity and nature seem to tug at my heart these days. *hugs*

  4. Jacqui I love these too! The second one is my favorite.
    I can't wait to start decorating.

  5. Such pretty ideas! I haven't started any decorating yet - I'm still recovering from the big Thanksgiving get together! :)
    Wishing you a very lovely day, Jacqui!
    ~ Zuzu

  6. I am really attracted to all the beautiful candles! Great ideas! Jacqueline

  7. Hi Jacqui,
    What beautiful and inspiring ideas...I already decorated mine and hope to share pics soon. Hope all is well with you my dear friend. Happy December.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  8. They all look lovely! Mine is a simple nativity( I posted it on my side bar) Hugs!