Epiphany Mantel

I created a special mantel over the fireplace for our party celebrating the 3 wise men.

The caravan always comes from the east.

It had camels, magi, candles, and an oriental-style vase.

Tall grass has interesting seed heads.

The whole scene needed some height and movement so I asked a friend if I could harvest some of his tall grass.

Epiphany theme mantel.

Now it’s time to put all vestiges of Christmas away for a few seasons.

Some of the best things are just simple.

I’ll probably keep the grasses out for a while longer but the Christmas tree is going in storage.

What’s your next holiday?


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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