I finally finished up my mantel today. On the weekend we hung our Robert Bateman print ‘Winter Run’. Today I added the two little shrubs wrapped up in burlap (they remind me of the snowy branches in the painting). However, the wreath beside them almost didn’t get to stay. It kept falling off the mantel and that was OK until the time it hit me on the head, bounced off, crashed onto my finger (the finger that had stitches this past summer) and cut it. I did a little dance around the living room saying a few words (not to be repeated here) but I think they were warranted at the time . . . grrrrr. I finally got the wreath to sit there with a little help from that blue sticky putty stuff. I added a trio of birch logs tied together, a couple of white candles in the holders that I already had, lights, and some silver balls which will match my (soon to be decorated) tree.
|first, an early evening view|
|the overall view – daytime|
|birch logs and white candles|
|little burlap-wrapped shrubs from Home Sense|
|my little antique parlour stove|
|looking out the great room window – you can see that it snowed the night before|
|looking into the kitchen/dining area|
|My new (old) window frame and vintage paper trees|
|my twinkly banister|
It’s just my style this year; low-key, natural, partly homemade. I can’t put my tree up until the 7th of December but it will be sitting directly behind where I stood to take this photo. Can’t wait to start that!
(btw I think my finger is going to be OK as well as my head)