I finally have a mantle!!! But man oh man, mantles are tough. They are the center - the focal piece of a room. When people walk in, all eyes go to the mantle. And so, there is pressure.
To add to the pressure, I'm decorating for two! This isn't my house; it's our house! And while Jared doesn't want to take any part in the decorating, he does want to like it! And so ... bottles. Jared loves bottles.