My winter mantel

Several years ago, my in-laws gave me this old window from the farmhouse they are renovating. It has been sitting in our garage, just waiting for me to do something with it. I've had some ideas, but nothing seemed to quite be right. It is huge and heavy, and the frame is starting to fall apart, so all of my earlier ideas based around hanging it on the wall weren't going to work. 

It finally dawned on me that I could put it on our mantel! It fits the space perfectly and brings a nice rustic feel into the room without being too overbearing. I added some evergreens that I trimmed from some of our bushes and a string of tube lights behind to add some brightness to the display. I'm really loving how simple it is.