sparkly mantel

Most of the time our mantel is bare due to two reasons:  bookshelves on either side make enough visual noise, & I have a hard time putting one together!  Typically at Christmas time, a lighted garland spans the width with our stocking hanging & shiny ball ornaments hang here & there.  This year, since the garland did not light-up, I went with a simple, shiny theme:

Purchased supplies cost less than $10.  Iridescent white/clear garland, white corded lights, mini ornament balls:

Thrift store sundae glasses purchased over the years for .25 – .50 cents each.  Any sort of pedestal or tallish glass will do.

Put together it looks festive & sparse in a good way:

Maybe you have a mantel display idea or picture you’d like to share?  If so, send an email with attachment!

“It’s like your children talking about holidays, you find they have a quite different memory of it from you. Perhaps everything is not how it is, but how it’s remembered.”  ~ Denise Norden

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