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5 minute mantle

I’ve seen a lot of posts of some very intricate Christmas decorating on line. Lots of mantlepieces too, mostly a very different style to my 1950s modern house.  Most years I’m very into Christmas, but this year it just seems too hard. I did drag a few decorations out for a meeting last night so I thought I’d share my 2 minute mantle (or mantel if you’re American)


Yes, just a tangle of lime green tinsel with some silver,  teal blue and lime green balls and bells sitting on it.I love it, especially at night.


And absolutely no one who knows me is surprised it has lights in it (or that they have a remote control so I can turn them on before I get to the room 🙂

What’s your favourite piece of decorating this year?




Ready for Christmas

Yes, despite the searing heat today I was productive. I’m  ready for Christmas finally.

Well, okay, I’m  not really, but I do know where all  the decorations are this time. 2011 decorations were on the thin side for several  reasons, one of which  being I couldn’t get to  half the boxes and wasn’t sure where the rest were. Today I turned on the AC and spent several  hours  sorting and reboxing (because of course when  you  get a new cupboard none of the old boxes will  fit –  it’s a law right?) box after box of decorations. End result –  one  reflex box of decorations to charity, one  to the craft cupboard. 2 large plastic tubs of lights to  the shedlet. And one new cupboard chock full  of decorations.

Ta Da!

Even  the door wreaths fitted, which I really didn’t think would happen.  This is amazing because it now frees up  the top  of a few wardrobes. And… next Xmas I won’t need a stepladder to  get to the decorations!

Not bad for a garage sale cupboard 🙂 I love that it’s not  white melamine!

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