I've decided that some decorating ideas that are really popular in
blogland don't always translate to the real world.
Have you experienced that?
Here's the thing...a month ago I redid the mantel.
I covered a piece of cardboard with pages torn from a hymnal to make the artwork.
You've seen that lots of times, right?
Then I hung the wreath on top.
Because a wreath makes everything prettier.
Right off the bat my husband said it looks like Christmas.
This was at least a month ago so he took the wind right out of my sails!
Then a few people who have visited our house have asked
what's on that picture?
I tell them it's pages from a hymnal and they say .... oh, that's nice.
The kind of nice that let's you know they aren't so sure about it.
Or maybe they think you are a little cuckoo.
I think it's really pretty and not so Christmas like.
There's no red ribbon or Santa peeking out.
It took me 3 years to part with the money to buy a preserved boxwood
wreath and I want to enjoy it.
And mercury glass is for all year, in my opinion.
So this has been our fall mantel for the last month or more.
Do you change the mantel for every season?