Alas, our home is mantel-less. I do have a little half moon table at the top of our stairs that I dress seasonally. It’s my little wannabe mantel if you will : ] No matter what time of day, the top of the stairs is notorious for having horrible lighting (and how difficult is it to set up a tripod on the stairs?) so for the purpose of this photo shoot, I moved my little table to a sunnier spot. I may be one for decorating and aesthetics but I don’t regularly build vignettes on the back of doors :P Books make wonderful vignette builders no matter what time of year! My mom gave me this little doll which reads in German, I’m here for you, and I made this little tree by covering a styrofoam form with jute. I picked up the tree from Ikea last year. Mini trees are just so fun to dress up! I created the garland with yarn and glued on felt circles. The mini-ornaments were originally red but I hot glued some jute to them for a more natural look.
If your home is mantel-less like ours, where do you create your mantle vignettes?