Between using the fireplace mantel as a catchall for fragile items I didn’t want to get broken and other things that I didn’t want to put away, the area above the fireplace became kind of Bohemian Eclectic. (Is that a style?)
As I unpack things that we put away during the renovation I am rediscovering some meaningful things that just want to be displayed.
Remembering our trip 3 years ago to France, I searched the house for this watercolor print of Notre Dame Cathedral. Finally found it in the Cottage attic.
I almost always leave these two blue Kosta Boda vases on the mantel because I love the shape and I love the color, especially the subtle shading. I think they contribute to the reason I want to use blue in my Christmas display instead of red.
The double frame is of Charlie and me on our wedding day, fall five years ago.
So the mantel is not dressed for fall, no pumpkins or gourds but items that remind me of things that happened in “Autumns Past”.
Are you nostalgic for something?