This year I decided to fashion a garland for the mantel out of the vintage ornaments I have been collecting at rummage sales. I just love it!
I bought a length of gold chain (5 feet?) at Home Depot and pinned it to the mantel with 3 clear push pins. Then I hung the ornaments (with a classic ornament hook) from the chain. Voila! It is so simple, but so beautiful. When the sunlight came in the room each afternoon, the garland looked like a beautiful necklace.