Okay, so I fight with my mantle holiday decor every year.
Problem #1 - the giant plasma TV hanging over the mantle
Problem #2 - the tweeter, woofer (it's one of those things I think) that MUST (according to hubby) sit on the mantle in the center to get the full effect of the surround sound that he paid a fortune for.
So, 2 weeks ago my mantle started out like this....
YAWN.... See what I'm dealing with here? This arrangement just wasn't speaking to me.
So, here's what I threw together yesterday...
A little better. I just don't think I'll get the look I'm imagining with that electronics eyesore. I asked hubby if I could wrap it like a Christmas package. He didn't think that was very funny!
My son, Pierce, asked me why the stocking hangers say "No EL". What is "EL" and why don't we want any? I laughed and explained it was really "NOEL" but thanks to Daddy's tweetie thingy, it looks a little strange.
So I work with what I have, and I drool over everyone else's gorgeous black eyesore-free mantles...
I cut evergreen branches off the trees in my front yard. FREE! I filled the tall containers with cranberries from the grocery store. The pillar holders were on clearance for $2 a piece at Hancock's, and I spray painted them white. Those are ornaments on top.
May re-do this one. It looks like a big evergreen monster coming out of the firebox doesn't it? Hubby won't let us burn fires in the fireplace because he's afraid we will melt his precious plasma TV (*sigh*)