Today I'm featuring my mostly-done mantle. I want to add a little more paint and rough up the chalkboard blocks some, but that will probably have to wait till after Christmas, which is fine since I have lots of uses planned for these. The wreath still needs a few more burlap flowers, and I've got to make a stocking for Baby Nora. After looking at these photos, I think the sides need a little filling in with backdrop, so I'll be tweeking that too. Maybe a fun Christmas printable behind the packages and a different sized mirror behind the blocks? I can't wait to see everyone else's ideas at the link up parties this week!
After seeing my photos and checking out everyone else's ideas, I made a couple of updates to what I had going...First, I finished the other side of burlap flowers. Then I sent the boys out to the magnolia tree for some branches and leaves, and they found some other Christmasy greenery to stuff in there as well. I also took down the large mirror behind the wreath and added a red frame behind the wood blocks. Better. I'm also on the lookout for an old sled to put in the fireplace with a couple of poinsettias. But am I the only one who spells mantle "L-E" at the end?