When starting a new mantel display, I begin with a blank slate. Everything is removed that is currently on the mantel...then I start layering items...stepping back to see how they look.
The window is a new 'acquisition'...my mom recently had all her windows replaced and I snagged a few of her old ones.
The lanterns come in a set of three, each a different size. They always find a way into my seasonal decorating. They can be purchased here.
There was too much 'wall' showing and I didn't have enough 'stuff' to fill in those areas...so I added another big piece...something with a 'heavy' look = the wood tool carrier. I've shifted the lanterns, books and silver ice bucket and removed the black pedestal.
As more layers are added, the lanterns get shifted again.
Some faux floral pieces are added, along with faux pumpkins and pinecones.
Stand back and see how the overlook appears.
After a little tweaking...
Fall Mantel completed.
I'm linking up with THE SCOOP
and No Minimalist Here