Ok, I know what you are thinking. I just posted my mantel the other day and so why am I posting it again? In my defense, I'm crazy. I can't help it. I get in such a hurry to get something done and I will love it and post about it prematurely. I think I have something called premature decoration.
Then I will pick at it over and over til I change it. And to be honest I knew it still needed some tweaking. So, I added 2 candles to my Mariposa Z Gallerie candlestick holders and silver leafed my thrift store find scales. I also added 2 bookends to the mantel that you can read about Here.
The bookends are for my bookshelves. My bookshelves do not exist right now and are a figment of my imagination. See, I told you I was crazy.
The bookshelves are an up and coming project and I just happen to be collecting things to put on them when I do finally get them. So, my mantel, like everything else in this house, is a work in progress.
As you can see, this is what I have so far, and just for future reference, I reserve the right to tweak my mantel and post about it again, until I deem it "ready."
What I might change about the mantel. The glass on the scales is cool, it's different, but it looks yellowed. I may just silver leaf right over the glass and see how that goes. I also need more black and white books to put between my bookends. And I may just stencil a pattern on the wall of the fireplace. So, just saying.:)
Just in case your new to my mantel madness, the rhino busts are from Z Gallerie, candle holders are Z Gallerie as well, scales and equine bookends are thrift store makeovers.