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AIBU to want to keep fairy lights on my mantelpiece?

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atswimtwolengths Thu 30-Dec-10 19:40:20

I live in an Edwardian house (1907) and my living room has a bay window with the original stained glass - very pretty. It has a lovely mahogany fireplace with tiled insert and I have a real fire.

At Christmas I put fairy lights on the mantelpiece and they look so lovely I want to keep them there all year round.

I'm being unreasonable, aren't I? It's just it's going to look so bloody dull when I take all the lights down.

Please let me keep just those!

PeeringIntoAFestiveVoid Thu 30-Dec-10 19:41:49

YANBU. Keep them. There's no law to say fairy lights are exclusively Christmassy. smile

Goblinchild Thu 30-Dec-10 19:42:59

When I was a student, I had fairy lights in the bedroom, on the ceiling.
If it makes you happy, keep them up all year round. Or until the spring really gets going. smile

mamalovesmojitos Thu 30-Dec-10 19:43:19


i love fairy lights. enjoy your gorgeous living room smile

thothefrostwascruelladepoppins Thu 30-Dec-10 19:44:04

YANBU. Keep them. They will be twinkly and gorgeous. And if you get fed up with them you can always take them down ...

FaffTastic Thu 30-Dec-10 19:44:31

Keep them.

I now have living room envy.

monkeyfacegrace Thu 30-Dec-10 19:44:36

YANBU, I have multicoloured fairly lights all around the coving of my kitchen ceiling all year round, they look cosy grin

ChristmasCakeOrDeath Thu 30-Dec-10 19:44:37

I have star lights around my bookcase and fairy lights on the mantlepiece through sheer bloody laziness after I couldn't be arsed taking down Christmas decorations a few years ago. They are luverrly though.

Sarsaparilllla Thu 30-Dec-10 19:44:51

Keep them up, if they look pretty and you like them why not?

PassionKiss Thu 30-Dec-10 19:46:07

Keep them! I have some out all year round - they are not a Christmassy colour though.

GoldFrakkincenseAndMyrrh Thu 30-Dec-10 19:48:48

Keep them! I love fairy lights

tyler80 Thu 30-Dec-10 20:09:24


I have a lovely brick fireplace but no fire. Currently got white fairy lights in two huge glass jars with some glass beads in too in the fireplace and I've decided they're staying even when Christmas is over.

Sinkingfeeling Thu 30-Dec-10 20:11:04

YANBU - we have had fairy lights round our gigantic mirror since Christmas 2007. grin

dexifehatz Thu 30-Dec-10 20:28:07

Bizzarely, my daughter asked if we could keep our fairy lights up after xmas too!!I say yes! Let's go for it Nigella styly!! grin

hairyfairylights Thu 30-Dec-10 20:32:31

Yanbu. I have them around my fireplace all year and they are lovely.

Yulephemia Thu 30-Dec-10 20:33:14

I still have last year's lights round the mirror in the hall. grin
They are not totally Christmassy, like the crystal drop thingies on a chandelier! They cheer up the hall enormously.

SwearyMary Thu 30-Dec-10 20:34:16

I have heart shaped fairy lights in my kitchen, I love them so no YANBU!

Keep them.

TrillianAstra Thu 30-Dec-10 20:35:13

Of course not, fairy lights are lovely!

Megletitsnow Thu 30-Dec-10 20:37:06


I used to have them in my bedroom. I am seriously considering putting some in my living room, possibly in the fire place, somehow hmm.

FairhairedandFrustrated Thu 30-Dec-10 20:41:49

I keep blue fairy lights in my kitchen all year round! I love them

allnightlong Thu 30-Dec-10 20:44:06

It's a bit naff imo.

MagnamOfChristmasCheer Thu 30-Dec-10 20:45:08

Yanbu - we are doing the same this year with the ones around the bookcase. They really brighten the room up.

Paradis Thu 30-Dec-10 20:46:46

I have them in my bedroom. pretty.

atswimtwolengths Thu 30-Dec-10 20:52:05

Thanks for all of your comments - I planned to go with the majority and it's only allnightlong who doesn't like them so <<sticks tongue out at allnightlong>>!

lenak Thu 30-Dec-10 20:53:29

YANBU. Funnily enough, we have a string of silver metal stars with lights in our kitchen and I said to DH tonight that I would like to keep them.

I also need to get some lights for the fireplace in DD's playroom - it is an original fireplace which we can't have an open fire in, so I intend to get some logs and a string of fairy lights to nestle in the logs to brighten it up.

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