nearly there …

 

Presents wrapped.  Cards written and posted.  Tree decorated.  Now ~ what’s left to do.  Oh yes ~ the mantle piece.

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Husband thinks it looks Victorian – where’s Charles Dickens when you need him?

“I have always thought of Christmastime, when it has come round...as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Comments

  1. Your mantle piece looks wonderful with the greens and red of berries and I love the words of Charles Dickens!

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  2. Very envious of your berries. I am virtually berry less!

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  3. Never mind Victorian, it looks really nice. Flighty xx

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  4. It looks lovely and very festive. Love the quote from Charles Dickens:)

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  5. Charles seems to be right where you need him. Your mantle is lovely, especially the greens. Here they would cost a fortune at the florist. Merry Christmas, Elaine

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  6. It looks lovely. I really must plant some Cotoneaster here. The bees love it so much - and I'd love some of the red, hollyberry Cotoneaster for Christmas displays, too.
    Happy Christmas!

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  7. Holly does not grow on the prairies so for decades I have missed having it in the house for Christmas. Here in my coastal house I have three bushes and you can bet the house will benefit from it. In Calgary you pay a fortune for it. We boxed up some for friends and mailed it to them. Now I'm thinking a truckful for next year. Extra funds for retirement.

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  8. Your mantle surely looks like Christmas..just beautiful..
    Love, Mona

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  9. I absolutely love your mantle and am now inspired to gather some greenery and make a few garlands, so thanks for that. I love that paragraph from Dickens, how very true it is. Ahhhh....xxxx

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  10. I'm with Jessica, I have berry envy! Looks wonderful Elaine.

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  11. The mantle looks terrific and isn't it nice that the foliage came from the garden.

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  12. Gorgeous mantle! And that's one of my favourite Christmas quotes :)

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  13. Your mantle piece looks wonderful. My husband always groans when I bring in the greenery at Christmas, but it wouldn't be the same without it!
    Sarah x

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