I have a really long mantel above our fireplace and have had some difficulty trying to figure out what to put on it. Part of the reason is I don't like the mirror we have hanging above it so I'm on the lookout for the perfect one. But the other reason is that I don't like overly contrived, staged looks. I want it to feel personalized. I have finally found some inspiration in Wayne Pate's mantel in his Brooklyn apartment. Minus the zebra and hippo, I think this is a perfect display.