Mantels are such a small surface in your home, but they make a big impact! That's why my decoration philosophy for the holidays says "put as much stuff as you possibly fit up there!"
Layers of lit garland, frosted sticks and flowers, ornaments, moss, cherubs, angels, candlesticks, books, clocks, pictures, mirrors, trees, Santa's, fruit and whatever else comes to mind and makes you happy- put it up there! An ingenious invention, Command Strips, allows about twice the normal amount of "stuff" on the mantel for the holidays. These pictures show mantels in several homes - all sharing my philosophy- lots of stuff! See how romantic, how charming and how much they share with us about the personalities of the owners of the homes.