THE LOVELY SISTERS, KARI AND KIJSA, ARE HOSTING A
"WHAT'S A MANTEL TO DO" TODAY
AND I WANTED TO JOIN IN..
.Do you like to change yours seasonally?
Have you figured out a great display technique?
Do you love yours, but want to gather a few more ideas?
Do you have a beautiful way to show off your garden flowers?
Are you looking for new ideas?
Or are you just wondering..what should a mantle do?
Well...let's all share our mantles with each other, whether over a fireplace, any season (share fall or Christmas if you want!) used creatively elsewhere (we have even spotted neat displays outside in the garden on some sites!) On this Thursday, we will post our own mantles, share a few ideas we have used, and then visit your great sites that always have lovely things, great photos, clever ideas, and beautiful mementos!We can all link up, and share our ideas & photos...SO this Thursday...JUNE 19......WHAT'S YOUR MANTLE (or Mantel) TO DO??
THIS is my mantel in the living room and it is very, VERY hard to decorate
since this is a FRANKLIN wood burning stove.
That big, large black pipe runs in front of the mantel BEHIND the stove,
making it hard to dress.
I hope to get some fabulous ideas from some of you out there today!!
After looking at this photo for awhile, I realize that those DUCK bookends
HAVE TO GO
They are bordering on being
So the hunt is on for NEW, PRETTY BOOKENDS
OOO BOY, another shopping day !
VINTAGE STAND WITH
THRIFT STORE TREASURES
AND VERY SELDOM CHANGE THE ITEMS ON IT...
THE ST. FRANCIS (or is it ST. CHRISTOPHER ?) was given to me by my mom.
The glass roosters, by a favorite cousin
and the little handpainted jar with dried roses came from
I gave the painting of JESUS CHRIST to Bill several years ago.
I so love decorating with things that have meaning to me. I do have a few things that
have no story connected with them whatsoever that I truly love....but....
for the most part, I use things that are
DEAR TO MY HEART
When I am preparing my post, I get it all typed out, spaced right and everything looks great...I save it.
Then, when it publishes, I have all these spaces in between my lines. How do I keep things "as is"?