we don't just have a fire place, we also have a mantel!
it's an excellent place to put something seasonal and enjoy it.
as for right now, there are a few branches of bittersweet, some little felt trees, which i made a few years ago and different kinds of seed pots. i love the late fall-beginning of winter, when days get shorter and we spend lots of time inside. lighting fires and drinking tea, hot cider or the all time favorite of hot coco.
the bittersweet is bringing some lovely fresh red and yellow into the house, reminding us of what has been and will be once more in spring...