I like the NOEL including the clock. It's the proximity of the mantel to the tree, though, that pulls off the impact. I did it with Red and Black and used a round chalkboard for the O and added a star chalkboard for accent with the year.
How to decorate a fancy Christmas Tree. Since we will be investing in a new tree next year, I will be replacing all my decorations as well-no more thrown together looking tree! Kids will have their own tree with their ornaments as well.