My mantle was a source of frustration to me for quite a few weeks! After a few quiet hours on Sunday afternoon, I felt ready to tackle it again...and was much happier with the finished product!
This pear-shaped object is simply a light bulb wrapped in jute!
I used the same technique for an apothecary bottle that I had on hand, for a bit of a rustic vibe.
A friend gave me lots of miniature pumpkins, so I decided to have some fun decorating them. A few I sprayed in an ivory color...
...others were coated in a metallic cappuccino color. I tied lace around the middle of this pumpkin, and lifted it off to reveal this cute pattern!
The whole mantle, completed with a cozy fire! What do you think?
I have been an avid follower of Ann Voskamp for quite some time now, and found the quote I wrote on the chalkboard from her blog.
"Thankfulness is the deep, contented breath of peacefulness".
I need this today;
the reminder to live in thankfulness.
No matter what happens in the nation,
or in my personal life,
I have so much to be grateful for!!
Praying you live in the peace that thankfulness brings...Ruby