We're showing off our mantles today over at Kelly's Korner.
We have a TV nook above our mantle so it makes it a bit difficult to decorate. Although, I am glad the TV is there since it frees up space in our living room.
Most of the year I have a hurricane at both ends of the mantle filled with river rocks and a neutral candle. I'll add a picture too, but try to keep it simple.
I would really like to add more color to our home throughout the year. Currently, in the living room, we have brown, cream, and olive (greens). I'm thinking of adding turquoise. Just a thought.
I change our mantle at Christmas, of course, Fall, and Valentine's Day. I would like to change it for Easter or at least Spring, but it came and went so fast this year I never got around to it.
For Christmas, I change out the river rocks for ornaments, add candles, stocking holders and the center piece and we're good to go.
Valentine's Day, I added conversation hearts in the bottom of the hurricane and put a candle on top.
I also found these cute little blocks at Target and added them too.
In the Fall, I took down the hurricanes and added a topiary at each end. A few pumpkin scented candles along with pumpkins and gourds. I usually have this up by October and leave it thru Thanksgiving.
For those of you visiting from Kelly's Korner, thanks so much for taking a look. I hope I gave a little inspiration. I'm looking forward to seeing your mantles as well. I love new ideas.
Next week we are showing how we display our pictures.
Thanks again for visiting and we'll see you soon!