Warm the surface of a mantel with layers of wooly scarves, then pile on your favorite jaunty equipment such as skates, short skis, and a miniature sled or sleigh.
Add some snow globes for sparkle and pictures of childhood winter fun for a personal touch.
Instead of a wreath, hang a snowy print above the fireplace. Clipping mittens and crocheted snowflakes to the scarves adds even more seasonal interest.
You can leave this enduring display in place as long as winter lasts. When spring arrives, swap out the fabrics and objects for fresh, garden-themed replacements.