Previous Christmas Mantels

I've been thinking about how I want to decorate for Christmas this year, and one of my favorite spots to decorate is the mantel in the family room.

I've reviewed photos from some of the ways I have decorated it in the past few years.

Last year  (2014) I used gold, white, green and red.



2013

2013 Winter Mantel (After Christmas)


Christmas 2012


2011

2011 with coffee filter wreath

Seeing them all together helps me know what I liked, and what, not so much!  I think the Winter mantel is my favorite, so that tells me, that white, with less 'stuff' looks better.

Another thing I am doing is looking through my other Christmas photos to help remember what I have, so when I go down to get what I want to use, I won't have to bring up 20 bins, I can pretty much, just pull out what I want, and bring that up from the storage in the basement. 17 stairs up and down with large bins isn't quite as easy as it once was, so I'll try picking out my items, and bringing up one or two bins instead! (Older & Wiser)  

Are you thinking about how you will decorate this year?
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