I love the idea of using leaves and green foliage in a vase in place of flowers for a change. Especially when it gets into late fall and winter when flowers are harder to come by and more expensive.
I used a simple split-leaf philodendron for my mantel this time. I had one on my dresser in our bedroom and though it worked fine there, it dawned on me how much better it would work in a bigger space like our living room. It is a significant size and overwhelmed my dresser a bit. I like the split-leaf because its simple, lasts forever, and it’s dramatic. It makes a statement in a simple way. I like that.