I'm so glad I have a mom that thinks the way I do. Not all mom's would have suggested a "vintage" wedding dress as decor. But my mom did. She offered up her gorgeous wedding dress to do the job too.
And a little tinsel, glitter, and vintage goodies didn't hurt one bit. Mom at 19 now resides in my living room. She's a winter bride. I thought that I had the tiniest dress form in the world. My mother was tinier. The dress doesn't make it all the way around the back... no peeking. (Note to Mom: in no way was your dress altered with anything except a couple of pins, I promise.)
Once I got the dress situated, the mantle needed a little dressing as well.
Add the silly little tinsel tree, and voila. Finished.