I have lived in a few different houses since I got married, and none of them had a mantle.
Our first apartment had nothing.
Our first condo had a shelf.
Our first house had a funky little bump that stuck out of the wall, but nothing substantial.
Our mantle now is big, solid, and beautiful; and now I am faced with the dilemma of how to decorate it. And I'm not sure I am doing it well.
I spent this evening on pinterest trying to find ideas. LOVE pinterest!!! I could look at those pins for a long time (or until my kids start yelling for me, which usually happens about 2 minutes into it).
I have to stick with what I have due to a limited budget, so it is a work in progress.
Here is the summer mantle, and my starting point...
Here is fall so far...
Anyway, that is as far as I've gotten. I'm just happy that I got my summer stuff out of here before Thanksgiving rolls around.
Have you guys come up with any great mantle decorations that work well for you? Would LOVE to hear about them!