My mantle is done in mercury glass with red accents. The photos are of my husband as a child with Santa, and one of my son with Santa.
This year we decided to place our tree down in the basement, aka hubby's man cave- and Josh got to set up his train this year too. Big Fun =)
Tried to use Deco Mesh this year- it's pretty easy to use, you just need matching pipe cleaners. Just bunch it up at the top and attach to a branch. Let it run down about a foot, bunch and attach again. Continue down the tree. Here is a how to video: