I looked around for a large, mossy coated branch that would fit on my mantle as I wanted to bring that natural element inside. I found the perfect dried out, dead branch in our cul de sac that had already dropped out of the tree! I added a sweet birds nest I had found in our yard awhile back with some artificial bird eggs along with a couple little wrought iron birds. I think it turned out really pretty. Its airy and light for this time of year. I was lucky to find the Birch covered candles to follow my theme and I kept the candle sticks clear as to not take away from the lightness of what I was trying to achieve plus adding some sparkle. I suggest you maybe go for a summer walk and see what natural elements speak to you to feature on your mantle, dining room table or occasional table. Have it tell your story and be interesting to the eye. Have fun getting creative!