We don't have a fireplace- so I'll call the shelf above our molding a mantle. It's really long and a little daunting to decorate. Right now I have it seperated into 3 areas. I'm not sure if I love it, but here is how it is decorated today. With my CDS (compulsive decorating syndrome) it may be different tomorrow. And yes, my kids are watching tv and would NOT turn it off for the picture.

The section on the right is photos of my kids with a collection of silver trays. In the middle are my fave windows from my mom's old house with a lit wreath.

The left section has a temple picture, a few Christmas art pieces and our stockings.

I made this piece in Word and framed it. It was inspired by this.

This sillouette picture was purchased at Home Goods. (please ignore the ugly shadow - although I'm sure it's hard to now that I have drawn attention to it- we've been having rain storms for the past 3 days so I had to use my monster flash and it bounced off the mirror behind me)

Aren't those stockings cute? I bought them at Old Time Pottery a few years ago. My kids decorated paper mache ornaments with their names on them to personalize the stockings.

I'm linking up to:

The Lettered Cottage