I usually like symmetry in design, but sometimes I get crazy and do something off balance just for fun – not here though. I kept the mantel balanced this time and just used things that I love. If it looks right and it makes me smile, I stop messing with it. It will change soon, anyway!
These three candlesticks have served me well for the last 7 years.
A lot of sheet rock mud, white and aqua paint, and brown glaze
transformed their original bright gold into shabby delicious.
I kept the box of shells and antlers in the center
Love, love, love shells and antlers
This shell is made of wood with gold leaf
I like the little bit of color that my framed religious art adds to the mantel.
My wonderful white wooden horse from CSN has been here since Christmas.
Here is a little Spring time/Easter element.
The base of the cloche is a vintage metal piece
that was made in a foundry in Birmingham, AL.
The color is beautiful – the rusty white has a bluish patina –
Be Still My Heart!!!
Old books sans the cover looks good in any design.
I like it.
Monday: Metamorphosis Monday