Hey! Ya’ll okay today? Good! I wanted to share a couple of photos of my mantel.
I got real lucky this past summer and ran across this very old mirror. It’s really very fragile and I don’t believe it can be hung on the wall anymore as its so old and the frame is barely holding it. But I knew when I saw it this mirror it would look good leaning against the wall over the mantel. It has places where the mirror has faded away ,which I love, that makes it so rich with history and gives it such a time worn patina.
My greatgrandmother was an artist and this is one of her paintings. I love the red in it and it being a flower, but it is very sentimental to me as well. I don’t know what kind of flower that is, do you? I would love to hear from you if you have any ideas! I found the two plates at a consignment store. The green plate is stamped Autumn Leaves Hand Painted with a Royal stamp. The other plate with the white background said Very Old Plate on the tag when I bought them.
The hydrangeas were from our hydrangea bushes last summer. I dried them out and was able to really put them use! Oh and the fancy lamps!! I know, aren’t they something?!! I got those girls at the dollar store! I had a lamp that I really loved but broke it when I was rearranging one day. (Sometimes I am like a bull in a china shop!) It had those really pretty globes on them with the fringe. I really have a thing for fringe! Well, I really didn’t want to let those globes go, so on a whim I said what the heck I am going to try this. And I stuck each one on the dollar store lamps, and they fit!!
The wooden bowl pedestal was my grandmother’s. I turned it upside down and put the green bowl on top of it. The green bowl was my mother-in-law’s. The bowl went with the color of the hydrangeas so well. I put some I had left over at the base of the wooden pedestal. I like this for almost any time of the year. But my husband insists I move it when we have a fire going in the fireplace as they would catch on fire so easily.
Thank goodness we are through with the cold weather now(as I cross my fingers) and won’t have to worry with a fire.
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