I finally finished the Christmas mantel. I was looking at it yesterday and thought that I really wanted to have a deer head. I was thinking and thinking and thought about those animated deer people put in their yards. We actually have some, but we wanted to use them and they were not quite big enough. We decided we better go hunting for one. (At the stores) We went to a few places, then lastly we went to Michael's. We found a buck, and it was perfect! Tom examined it for awhile, and discovered it would be pretty easy to do, just take the head off and remove some of the lights from the body. We put it up today. I put a picture frame around it, wrapped in burlap. I added some lanterns that have flameless candles in them. I hung some knit Christmas clothes ornaments on the front. We love it. It is the bomb! It looks so much better in person, than in pics. Here it is.