I fell in love with these round candles, and allowed myself to do what I very seldom do: I bought them on impulse. Predictably, they don't look as dramatic sitting on my mantle as they did in the store. Of course, I didn't buy the vases or the river rocks in which they were being displayed; I made do with what I had at home. Somehow, they seem a little lost on my mantle.
What the heck! They are candles so they won't be around forever, and once I add other Halloween-y stuff to the mantle next month, it'll jazz up the display.