Ideas for Mantel Decor

Here are some of the ways I've decorated my mantel recently.  I'm always changing it.  Not just at holidays, or for each season, but all the time.  It's a great focal point in my family room, so I like to keep it looking fresh. 

 The mantel is one of my favorite places to decorate.  Currently it is decorated in green and white. (as in the first, second, and last photos)

Prior to this, I decorated it with white items. I used a half-moon shaped picture, the mitre box I painted white ($1.00 yard sale find/third, fourth, and fifth photos), and of course my little white birds.  They are easily worked into most of the themes I come up with.

Shortly after Christmas, I decorated with the cranberry colored candlesticks and platter.  (seventh and eighth photos)

I also recently had it decorated with the tulips picture and the silver footed bon-bon dish my daughter gave me.

That's four different themes in four months.  Not too bad, or is it?  Do you have a spot that you change all the time?
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Creative Party Hop at Homemaker on a Dime
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Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
A Return to Loveliness at Delightsome Life

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