Speaking of the mantel, I kept the feather & shell wreath on the mirror and added in some pinecones and a couple of other decorative elements I had sitting around the house. At Homegoods (or was it TJ Maxx) I picked up a cute little white ceramic reindeer that has joined our antique antelope. I actually think our mantel is quite pretty, if the greenery had just lived!
And yes, I still need to paint that very thin strip of wall between the built-in china cabinet and the fireplace. I thought about photoshopping it but decided that was too much effort. (I'm feeling very lazy this holiday season.) At some point this week I'll clean off the dining room table, put away the ladder, and post pictures of our tree. It's quite darling (if I do say so myself).