If you don't remember it, my Christmas mantel looked like this:
A pine snowy swag, flameless waxy votive candles in all my oil lamps and flameless tea lights in my teacups.
So this is my mantel this afternoon:
Here is part of my rose teacup collection. I'm sure you have seen others do real book hanging shelves. I have had these for a while. I purchased the house with an extensive collection of Reader's Digest Condensed Books (luxury bound) that we used with "L" brackets glued in the bottom book and screwed into the wall. The top book is loose.
Another view of the left side of the mantel.
The right side of the mantel.
The entire mantel.
The special gold mirror above the mantel, my mom purchased at an auction sale years ago when I was still living at home. I remember it hanging above our console stereo. (Remember when stereos were turntables
inside a nice wooden piece of furniture? Like console televisions.) Well I have had the mirror about 20 years now and I still love it.
There's my Sadler teapot in the center of the teacups.
Another view of the mantel.
That's a little antique purse.
Hope you enjoyed the transformation!