Our mantel this year is simply fresh garland {not so fresh after two weeks above the fire but you can’t tell unless you touch it} pinecones rolled in white paint, a few glass balls and some lights.  And a strand of yard sale wooden beads.

We have stockings but I never hang them because I like to turn my fireplace on–do you hang your stockings early?

Need some inspiration for your mantel?  Rhoda has over 400 ideas from people who have linked up their Christmas mantel mantle.  Oh and Beth is hosting a mantel party too, you can link up both places!