*Our mantel 2013*

Here is our fireplace, with the mantel and shelf all decorated for the holidays. The decorations change little from year to year. Across the mantel shelf are the photos the hospital makes of newborns. They are of my twin sister and me and our children. I finished the frames. This is the original in the house, which was built in 1947. The large mirror above has beveled edges. The mantel face (below the mantle and the mantel shelf) is made of green marble. We no longer use it for heat, but it is quite beautiful. The gold urns and swags are reminiscent of neoclassical Rome, and Style of the Brothers Adam, which was revived in the early 1900's. Do you all decorate your mantel and/or shelf for the holidays?

Linking-up with: *From My Front Porch To Yours' 3rd Annual Christmas Mantel Party*


  1. Very beautiful your mantle, so lovely.......Yes, I enjoy decorating the mantle for all the different Holidays, Blessings Francine.

  2. Beautiful mantle!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!


  3. Looks so lovely! Happy christmas

  4. I love the idea of the baby pictures on the mantel! So creative and festive!

  5. Looks nice Danice! I love to decorate the mantel!

  6. Beautiful
    thank you Danice for the pretty Christmas Card
    Merry Christmas

  7. What a gorgeous mantel.So very pretty .


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