Looking for Ideas on How to Decorate a Mantel?

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Fireplace mantels command attention in your home so what you display on and above them is critical to the design of your room.  In earlier times, the fireplace was the center of family life. That isn’t surprising, since the fireplace was the source of food, light and warmth. Times have changed, but a fireplace is…

Dress Up a Plain Fireplace by Adding a Mantel

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Most fireplaces have mantels, but if yours doesn’t, never fear, with a few tools and a few boards, you can have that mantel you’re dreaming about! A roaring fire can help tame the fiercest winter weather, but not all fireplaces are created equally in a decorating sense. Without a mantel,a fireplace seems somehow incomplete nonetheless, many…

Selecting the Perfect Outdoor Fireplace

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One of the most enjoyable things about cool summer evenings for me is to sit outside and enjoy an outdoor fire with my family and friends. I have spent many an evening with Shari and her family, sitting around a cozy little fire.  As with any type of fire, be it an outdoor grill or…