Changing Up The Mantel

When last we left my fireplace mantel it had special meaning items on it.

Nothing special, just some favorite things.
Nothing special, just some favorite things.

Now that the gallery wall of personal favorites is finished I’ve changed the mantel to reflect some fall items and everything I could collect in a certain color scheme.

I started with this boring arrangement. The candles are natural beeswax.
I started with this boring arrangement. The candles are natural beeswax.

I was surprised by the color coordination of the Grecian urn.

The Grecian urn could be a Halloween costume primer.
The Grecian urn could be a Halloween costume primer.

The gourds were 99 cents each at the farmer’s market.

I put one on a little glass box for some variation.
I put one on a little glass box for some variation.

I used my glass fishing net floats to add a little color across the surface and add a round shape.

This is an alternative to the overwhelmingly orange décor for Fall.
This is an alternative to the overwhelmingly orange décor for Fall.

Finally, looking forward to Christmas, I added a photo (which I had tinted) of 2 mistletoe sellers from jolly old England.

Simple.
Simple.

That’s the November mantel.

Are you changing things up?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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