“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
We have a mantle! The mantle has landed. Mannnntle. DON’T LOOK NOW, IT’S A MANTLE!
….Did I mention that we have a mantle? Once or twice? Oops, sorry about that.
Uh-huh, we have a mantle. And my favorite thing EVER is to re-arrange it. I already have three times, and we’ve only been in the house for a few months. It might be a little over-zealous, but it’s funnn!!
This was arrangement #1:
Glass head: $20 at Pier 1, I had to have it.
White ceramic bird perfume bottle: $2, Salvation Army
White horse jewelry box: $1, Dollar Store
“Hannah” embroider: $6, antique mall
Everything else I already had from the apartment.
Christmas! So much fun. Unfortunately, that stupid tile all over my mantle makes it difficult to hang anything. Hence the tinsel garland and ornaments. Maybe I’ll have a better idea next year? Still, it turned out pretty festive. Everything up there I bought last year 90%-off at Hobby Lobby in January, except for the-
Nativity set: $50, Avon (yes, a splurge, but it was worth every penny)
And now arrangement #3:
Have I mentioned that I’m ready for spring? This transformation took place during that Christmas cleanup/purge/pack away/throw away all the old shit crazy time the weekend after New Year’s.
Candlesticks: $6-12 apiece, Hobby Lobby
Topiary: $15, antique mall
Glass vases: $5-10 apiece, antique mall
Huge white frame: $22, Ikea
Peacock print: $10, Etsy
Gorgeous white ceramic tealight holder: Christmas gift from my sister:)
Now wasn’t that fun?:)