This is the way we live. You may have already guessed from the size of our collection that displaying it all is quite a problem. So any flat space we have is valuable. Up to now it felt a bit like clutter… but when House and Garden Television saw our fireplace mantel they thought differently.

“Decorating a fireplace mantel can set the tone of a room. Whether you decorate a mantel with artwork or a personal collection, you can add a unique touch to any fireplace. The mantel is the perfect stage for displaying your prized collection, no matter how eccentric or esoteric it is. Steve and Helene Erenberg wonderfully display an engaging “head collection” on their fireplace mantel. Steve likens the headgear to the tribal masks of Africa. The collection is both an absurdity and a curiosity that draws instant attention. Photo by Jeff Li.