Being a complete DIVVY (i.e wally) I did not take in to account that some of you may not have a mantle piece, as pointed out by Sal. Fear not - I have a remedy! We all like a good shuffle round of furniture etc at any time of the year, but Christmas usually means shifting things round a little bit just to fit a 6 foot tree in to the sitting room. How crazy does that sound when you type it out!
This is my mantle piece from afar - The shelf is made from an old breakwater/groyne that washed up on the beach but you could use any old shelf.
Then underneath I have placed an old Indian mirror that I picked up in an antique shop. It cost me less than £100, which I realise is not cheap. However, it is something that I will be able to keep forever. It makes all the difference as a focal point to our sitting room. We are currently on a waiting list to get a stove fitted such is the demand locally!
It is amazing how lovely something can look with the addition of fairy lights and the main lights dimmed!
Tomorrow you will need two of these gorgeous Sarah Smith dish cloths for our next Christmas idea. They are available from most Supermarkets.