I did get the mantel decorated kind of sort of. With the exception of the angels, pinecones, stockings, reindeer, burlap trees, and fake branches, everything else is there all year long. Even the wreath has been there for two years now. I love mercury glass, so every time I get a new piece I plop it right on top of the mantel.
I finished my chair covers and I hope to have pictures soon. Company is coming tomorrow so I have to get going.