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mantle piece ideas

  • 04-12-2014 3:01pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,490 monflat


    Right o every year I put a garland on my mantle piece.I have two mantle s

    This yr I want to change around maybe..

    What else do ye put on your mantle piece if it's not a garland?

    Or is this just the best option?


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I just go with a garland every year. I put holly and berry lights on it before to jazz it up a bit. I usually put some cinnamon sticks and oranges pirerced with cloves in the garland to make it small like Christmas. :)

    I'd love to do a 'double garland' like this
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    but I can never get it to stay up in the middle, so I generally just put it along the top.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,490 monflat


    That looks lovely.
    Maybe I could go with a version of that.!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    Love the pic Posy, this is my first year having a fireplace and garland, hope to get the decorations up Saturday


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    This is the one I did with the holly and berry lights, complete with oranges and cinnamon!
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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,704 ✭✭✭✭ Princess Peach


    Wow! Fab mantle!

    This is my first year with a mantle, got some holly and berry lights and put up a few of my ornaments, candles and Christmas market mugs :) But does anyone know somewhere to buy nice stockings? Only ones I have seen were a bit cheap and plain looking, but haven't had time to shop around much.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,175 hoodwinked


    monflat wrote: »
    What else do ye put on your mantle piece if it's not a garland?

    Or is this just the best option?

    on ours we have a combination of photo's (always there) and inbetween these we put our christmas candle holders (the ones we don't light)

    my mother in law transform's her mantlepiece into a little christmas village with all these tiny houses and shops and lamp post's..etc you'd see in many of the christmas shops.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,490 monflat


    hoodwinked wrote: »
    on ours we have a combination of photo's (always there) and inbetween these we put our christmas candle holders (the ones we don't light)

    my mother in law transform's her mantlepiece into a little christmas village with all these tiny houses and shops and lamp post's..etc you'd see in many of the christmas shops.

    That sounds nice
    I have a few bits like that I could put together something


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,175 hoodwinked


    monflat wrote: »
    That sounds nice
    I have a few bits like that I could put together something

    i meant to say she has some light up houses and does fake snow and everything, it looks great to be honest.

    she's still adding to it to be fair it took a good few years to build up i'd guess.


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