|McAlpine via Pinterest|
|Darryl Carter via Pinterest|
|Ina Garten's House via House Beautiful|
|unknown via Decor Pad|
|Robert Stilin, LLC|
Flipping through blogs today, I started thinking about mantles. After falling head over heals for the scale and subtle beauty of the fireplace in the first image, I googled its well-known architect, Bobby McAlpine, hoping to find more. Instead, I came across a quote by Bobby over at my friend Terry's blog. I stopped looking for more images. Bobby's words defining American style are too good not to share.