Here on the East Coast, we had a beautiful and mild Thanksgiving. But now, the weather has begun to cool and Jack Frost is at least thinking about nipping at our noses. And for me, there's nothing like a chill in the air to put me in the holiday spirit...
Suddenly, I start longing for the fireplace that I don't have; wishing that I could warm my toes by the hearth and that I had a stunning mantle to decorate. Luckily, these fireside ideas can easily be adapted for use in other areas of the home. Got an empty buffet top? How about a shelf? Or maybe, a media cabinet that could use some attention? Whatever your fireplace status, these designs are sure warm the cockles of your heart and to kindle the festive fires within.
Oh, and you fireplace owners? I'm not bitter...really. But be forewarned - I may invite myself over soon. (Don't worry though... I'll bring the wine!)
Images: As credited above.