The more I looked at the pictures of my puny little twiggy tree, the more I didn’t like it as a centerpiece. I liked the idea, but it just wasn’t working for our space. I hate HATE tall centerpieces. Nobody wants to have to dodge a centerpiece to talk to the person sitting across the table – and while this twiggy tree was skinny, it was still in the way. So I banished it from the table, but had to find it a better home.
How ‘bout the mantle? The twiggy tree fit RIGHT in with the theme I was attempting. Light as possible to downplay the paneling and brighten the room. Anything to downplay the paneling.
As far as everything else that has found a home on the mantle — I scored the ‘snowed-on’ greenery from my Dad (FREE!). The GREY mirror hails straight from the clearance shelf at homegoods. The white, glittery reindeer is from Homegoods the Northpole and the jingle bells are from last year Santa’s flight crew. The 3 stockings are last year Target – gotta love good cable knit. The random stuffed animals are from my childhood – cheesy, yes, but they’re here to stay. And TJ the duck was the mascot when my bff Jess and I were roommates.
What are YOU doing with your mantle this year? Any suggestions for mine?