I love to decorate mantels for Christmas. Here are my living room mantels in 2013 and 2012. They are in my neutral formal living room, so I tend to match the decor.
My casual family room mantel houses my collection of 30+ Nutcrackers.
Of course there is always something to envy in the glossies and here some of my favorites.
Mercury glass surrounded by white lights... love this!
Simple, earthy with greenery- Mary Anne's mantel is perfect.
This one's fun, but my dogs would whine at it all season, just like they whine at the stuffed Santas I have on display.
I think the simpler the better until I get into my hoard of Christmas decorations then I tend to go a little crazy. How about you? Do you keep it simple or do you put your collections on display?
P.S.check us out over at Stone Gable's Scoop!