I love decorating for Christmas and also with seasonal themes. I found some great Christmas items at my local thrift store to decorate a mantel. I think you have to keep your decorating simple and not overdo. The same is true for home staging and keeping things simple but elegant always attracts attention. Check out my "thrift store mantel" as I call it. I got all the items that you see from my local thrift store except for the stocking holders which I got at a discount store. I created the arrangement but used thrift store greenery and poinsetta flowers.