When I redecorated the living room, I made a decision to treat my radiator cover as a mantel.  Okay, a fantel.

In the past it was a place for family photos and faux greenery …

… and yes, I am holding my head in shame about the faux greenery …

On the up side, the picture frames and plastic greenery prevented it from becoming a dumping ground.  That honor is bestowed upon the coffee table … and the dining room table 

Seems to be a lot of dumping going on around here. Winking smile

The decision to treat the radiator cover as a fantel mantel comes with a great deal of responsibility.  Responsibility that involves dressing it up for the seasons …

… and the holidays.

Only problem, I’ve never had a mantel before. Ever.

So this whole trying to decorate one has me a bit confounded.  Please bear with me as I try to get my bearings …

and the kitchen table …

and the  kitchen counters …

Seems to be a lot of dumping going on around here. Winking smile

 

The decision to treat the radiator cover as a fantel mantel comes with a great deal of responsibility.  Responsibility that involves dressing it up for the seasons …

… and the holidays.

Only problem, I’ve never had a mantel before. Ever.

So this whole trying to decorate one has me a bit confounded.  Please bear with me as I try to get my bearings …

 

Halloween-mantel-gold-black-orange

 

I know, I know.  Pretty basic.  A bit sparse.  I should probably add layers.  Textures.

Yada yada yada …

Did I happen to mention that I’m still new at this whole mantel decorating thing-a-ma-jiggy?

 

Halloween-mantel-long-view-2

 

Maybe I can get the hang of it in time for Christmas …

 

Halloween-mantel-long-view

One can always dream the dream!