To stay in the 'old/vintage/reclaimed' spirit, the rest of the mantle features some old green wine bottles I have been saving. And to go with them I filled some vases with corks.
The garland is reused from last year (it is made from paint chips) and the green shamrock beads are just 4 dollar store necklaces that I cut up and fused to make one long swag.
I used a dollar store doily under the frame to emphasize it was to celebrate St. Patrick's Day mantle and not my love of wine. (Although I think the mantle would be super cute if I just took down the swags and the doily and made it into a generic "all season" version.)
And in the spirit of Irish proverbs.. I thought I would share this one (a favorite of mine, but too long for my mantle):
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!