If you have read my blog at all in the last 3 weeks then you have seen the absolutely lovely mantle shelf The Man made for me prior to the holidays. The whole idea was I wanted to knit stockings but had no where to display them.. so he made me a shelf for the stockings I was to knit – and surprisingly, I was able to knit 4 stockings a good week before Christmas *self high five*
We got some inexpensive candles (that are now officially broke) and a lovely garland with battery operated lights. I had a nativity scene I purchased last year – and voila, an absolutely sweet mantle shelf.
(note: this picture was pre-stockings… the actual night of the reveal)
But now that the holidays are over and the decorations are put away, my mantle is pretty barren. See…
So what am I supposed to do? I added a couple framed photos I had on hand and a little glass sheep Squirt got me for Christmas… but what else?
I’m seriously looking for ideas – what do you do with your mantles? I’d like to be able to add a splash of season or holiday (depending on the time of year) to it but I have no idea where to start.