I knew we couldn't go without a tree (although I seriously considered it-crazy I know!) so we finally put it up yesterday. I think with all of our breaks it took all day! Ha! I haven't done the mantle but as of today I plan on doing it. We will see what tomorrow brings. :)
I've always done reds, lime greens and golds. I don't think I added anything new to the tree this year. Our yearly ornaments will go on a separate tree once we have more than five ornaments. :) For the topper I just stick feathers and a few sparkly picks in the top. Cody always says it looks like an alien landed on top.
I love this green wire mesh stuff that you can wrap around the tree. I bought this the first year we were married but now they have some that is much brighter and easier to work with. I may have to get some of that next year because mine is literally wire that could cut you. :)