Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How to Decorate the Mantel for Christmas Around a Flat Screen TV

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{I never said this could be done well.}

I raided my MacKenzie-Childs collection for flower frogs and candlesticks.  I placed Pier 1 red candles in the candlesticks, roses in one of the flower frogs, and then I added some mercury glass votives and tea lights.

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I will add fresh holly and magnolia leaves closer to Christmas.



Here is my mantel from last year.  The snow got on my very last nerve because I was constantly having to vacuum.  You can read last year's post here.

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I am joining My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for a mantel linky party.









Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

11 comments:

  1. Your special pieces of MC are so sweet! Oh, how I wish I could start that collection! So lovely! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  2. It looks very pretty, Ricki! You worked around the TV perfectly.

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  3. It looks great Ricki Jill,that is great McKenzie Childs collection.

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  4. The flat screen didn't stand in your way Ricki Jill...love your mantle! So nice you can incorporate your beautiful pottery collection...very pretty!

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog...I love the different tiles you have on your fireplace. That is so pretty! Happy Decorating!!

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  6. This is the way! How could it not look terrific with you MC collection!

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  7. Yes, that is a quandary. My idea would be no flat screen, but Mister would never go along with that idea!
    Love your happy list. I am going to have to join that party. Always makes me smile!

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  8. I just love the tiles on the fireplace itself!!! Love these glimpses into your home...well I love them, and am slightly green with envy at the same time!

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  9. Sometimes you gotta work around these things, Ricki Jill! I think you did a great job, too! Love your snowballs! I almost had to deal with a TV over our fireplace, but my hubby decided not to go that route. Which was a "whew" for me because I already had a heck of a time trying to figure out our mantel!

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  10. It is a hard job, but you did it beautifully.

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