The mantle is a great place to display your Christmas collectibles, but if you don’t have a fireplace, a coffee table, shelf or end table work just as well.
I have lots of Christmas decorations: Santas, snowmen, angels and vintage items of all sorts. Every year I look for something new (or old) to add to my collections.
- The secret to creating a beautiful display is to group like items.
- Your collection has the most impact when you stick not only with a theme (angels), but also a color or medium (wood, metal, etc).
- To make the grouping more interesting elevate some of the angels. Here I used small boxes, dishes turned upside-down, even a napkin ring.
Start at the bottom and work your way up. Cover the table with a coordinating fabric then scatter gold star confetti and jingle bells around the angels to fills in the “negative” space.
The lamp looked a bit bare, so I added a big gold bow. Now it becomes part of the display. Notice how everything flows from left to right on a diagonal.
Almost finished, but I didn’t like the big gap between the tall lamp and angels (more negative space).
I often see glass shades at Goodwill and finally found a use for them! This 60’s-70’s era one with white and gold circles is perfect for my angel scene when propped up against the wall.
Next year I can use it to display a stack of ornaments. Or serve cheese and crackers, show off Christmas cards, etc. There are lots of ways to up-cycle this shade.
What do you think? Send me photos of your angel display! I would love to see them.