I tend to enjoy finding places for things, but on Saturday I just couldn't get it all to come together. So far everything looks just ok.
Yes, the speaker grills are still not in place.
I need to toy with the arrangement of books a bit more. But, that's actually not the point of this post. A few weeks ago when we were at IKEA we happened upon these lanterns:
We passed them up at the time, but then decided that they would be a good accessory for the top of our mantle. In our schlepping from house to house on Mother's Day, we passed by IKEA and picked up 3 lanterns. Let me tell you, holding an old-timey lantern in each hand necessitates all sorts of jokes. I busted out a killer Beauty and The Beast impression from when they storm the castle, and also one from a holiday concert we see at Harvard called "The Revels".
Once we were home we assembled our lanterns and placed them on the mantle.
I really like them, but I made no effort to "arrange" them. So, what are your thoughts? Stagger them with photos? Center them between the windows? Help!