Like this one...
And this one...
And this one.
All of these mantle displays are swoon-worthy and I would love to recreate them. The problem is I have one of these above my mantle:
The TV above the mantle is not that big of a deal; rather it's all the cords and things that go with it. Not attractive with my decor, if you know what I mean. Luckily, there is hope and that hope, my friends, is called Pinterest!
That last one makes me think I might have this situation solved by the time Christmas rolls around... Now what to do with all of the cord nonsense? I don't have beautiful built-ins flanking my fireplace; rather I have windows with a view of the pool (not that I'm complaining).