I recently came upon my two year “blogaversary”.

As with all markings of time we look back and reflect.

One of my favorite projects to work on in my house is my mantel. My head is spinning (when I should be sleeping – hence the dark circles!) for my Christmas mantel already.

It occurred to me that my “A Year in Mantels” post was a year out of date, so I thought I would now reflect on TWO years of mantels.

2 years of mantels, Mantel Decorating

So without further adieu…

My first mantel…(actually, I have always decorated my mantel, the first one I photographed for the blog!)

Halloween Mantel 2010

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Fall / Thanksgiving Mantel 2010


Christmas Mantel 2010

hats and christmas mantel 046_300

The Key to My Heart Mantel 2011 / Valentines Day and Winter

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Spring Mantel 2011


Summer Mantel 2011 (I think this one might be my favorite)

MEg chorus concert and summer mantel 047

Fall Mantel 2011

Mike and Jack, Fall mantel 211

Christmas Mantel 2011

finding home christmas mantel 2011

Winter Mantel 2012


Spring Mantel 2012


Summer Mantel 2012


Fall Mantel 2012


And that brings us to what is on my mantel right now. I have to say my fall mantel is one that is prettier in person than it photographed. Oh well, we love it just the same.

Thanks so much for reading!

P.S. - Amazingly enough, a few of mantels are on BHG.com, they can be found here, here and here.