After my Vignettes 101 post, a few of you left comments that you have really narrow ledges on mantels and have a really difficult time time getting them to look good. When I was planting my first of three Amaryllis bulbs, I had an idea for a woodland inspired vignette that I thought would work on a narrow ledge.
Here are the items on my dining room table. The amaryllis is planted in the brown crock topped with moss. There are several little zinc pots that I purchased from Whiteflower Farmhouse with a little moss tucked in each one. I took a few clippings off a Boston fern that's still sitting out on my back porch and added those to a few of the zinc pots. It's finished off with a few vintage antler sheds and a sprinkling of Japanese maple leaves for a little contrast.
By the way, these two amaryllis are named "Lima" on "La Paz" and they're available at Terrain.
And here it is set up on a six-and-a-half-inch ledge.
I ended up adding an even larger brass pitcher in the middle so I had more variety in the size of the elements. I like how the color of the tarnished brass works with the frame and the antlers. Even though everything is pretty much lined up in a row having the framed piece behind and the antlers tucked in gives a layered look. I like mantel vignettes that are unsymmetrical but balanced and think this would look great on mantel for the holidays.
Don't have zinc pots? Perhaps a few little terra cotta pots spray painted with a metallic finish. No antlers? Maybe you could get a few tender branches to weave in and out. Red dogwood branches would be beautiful.
I hope this gives you some inspiration for your narrow ledges.
Be back soon with a Thanksgiving post.