I spend a portion of each winter morning warming myself in front of the fireplace. I feel like a bird on a spit as I rotate myself around trying to roast each section thoroughly. The fireplace is a gathering place this time of year, yet in warmer months, we scoot a couple of chairs in front of it and you hardly notice it is there. I've been thinking about decorating the fireplace for Christmas. It deserves to be honored for the comfort it provides every chilly morning and evening. I found some HGTV ideas for decorating fireplace mantels. Please vote for your favorite and I'll attempt to replicate the one that is the most popular. After all, warming that upward flowing molasses is a big job and should be recognized with some handsome holiday decor.
I really would appreciate your comments and suggestions about Christmas decorations and the fireplace. Thanks!