The ever lingering question of what to put on the fireplace mantle is asked again and again.
It's a timeless tradition, I guess...
I truly believe there is never a right or wrong method. The fireplace is the coziest spot in the house and I believe its where you should place your homes most treasures gems.
Notice these particular fireplaces are not styled as a designer would, purpose + symmetry are out of the question.
However, they are layered up with love and decorated to perfection!