The mantle is up! It is so beautiful, I love it! This really pulled the living room together, I must say. It just didn't seem right without the mantle before. Now I can hang my stockings. I used real cut holly from my holly bushes outside and placed on top. The candle holders are from Becky, thanks Bec, she got them for me years ago. Poinsettia plant is from Lisa, thanks Lisa!
My dad also made that picture frame from walnut that is sitting on the mantle. He did a beautiful job on both the frame and mantle. Thank you dad! I love ya bunches.
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