My favorite place in my house to decorate is the mantle. It is in the center of my living room so I look at it often. I try to change it up a bit each year so it doesn't get boring and always look the same. In fact, I usually move things around even after I decorate it.
The majority of the items on my mantle this year either came from yard sales or were bought on clearance after the holiday.
I got these mice on clearance from a gift shop in a casino. I never thought of a mouse as being all that cute until I saw these in their little scarves and hats. They just make me smile.
I got the little ice skating birds at the same store. They look very wintry so I might even leave them up after I take down the Christmas decorations.
The trees and reindeer are from a yard sale. I got them two summers ago for super cheap.
Here is my full mantle. I have really enjoyed it this year. It is fun to look at and gets me in the Christmas spirit.linky party!