Those sweet and talented sisters, Kari and Kisja, hosted Mantel 101 yesterday. I'm getting on board a little late but I wanted to show you these pictures that I took of a dear friend's mantel.
I'm always fiddling with my own fireplace mantel. I'm never completely satisfied with it and I think it's because I try to do too much.
Here is a beautiful example of a very simple mantel display. I love how it is asymetrical. I never would have thought to place the main focal point - the mirror - off to one side.
It works because it's so simple and light. I think the thing that I love the most is that those candles have been burned. The candles on my own mantel are so rarely lit. I think it's time to change that.
Go over to see Kari and Kisja for some beautiful mantel displays.