After the Christmas decorations are down the house can seem bare.  So I tried a different mantel arrangement to bring a little lift to the mid winter depleted looking decor.Vintage American Home Fireplace Mantel Ideas

I pulled out some willow platters and blue and white plates I had in the hutch.  I added some covered tureens and my cute little spaniels.  Vintage American Home Fireplace Mantel Ideas

The look and feel are really brightening up the room.

 

Vintage American Home Fireplace Mantel IdeasHere is a closer look at my little spaniel.  He is carrying a basket of berries in his mouth.

Vintage American Home Blog Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

I have a definite desire for symmetrical.  Atleast I prefer symmetrical in my Williamsburg style dining room.  The formal fireplace mantel tends to lend itself to a traditional look.Vintage American Home Fireplace Mantel Ideas

Vintage American Home Fireplace Mantel Ideas