It's not awful, but it's not great. The embroidery hoop collage was relocated above the couch at the new house, and I wanted to tie in all of the bright colors. I was scared to make such a big change, but it was time to add color to the mantle. Instead of a boring brown, I spray painted the frame "Seaside" by Rustoleum.
It's still a work in progress, but here's the mantle now:
I grabbed my "custom" mason jar candles, books, and a few other accessories. I got the typewriter art from my Mom for my birthday -- it's oh so adorable and from Ikea! All of the other accessories are from thrift stores or garage sales.