Let me be honest with you for a second... I HATE decorating around my TV! (Although, I am thankful for the TV) I'm constantly grumbling about it in my head. There's only so much you can do around it and to be really honest, I sort of just put together semi-lame mantles because of it. At least I have Jess' super awesome mantles to drool over!
Even with my semi-lame mantles, I usually manage to find one or two things that I like... This season my light-bulb-meets-lantern is enough to keep me happy!