|image by Paula Mills whose Etsy shop is here|
Our not-so-new fireplaces have been waiting for mantelpieces for around 18 months now. There always seems to be more important things to spend our money on, like, er, food and, um, heating, but this Christmas I found myself wishing we had somewhere to hang our stockings, display our cards and light our candles.
I suppose mantelpieces are like little shrines, places to displays the beautiful things that are important to us, family photos, mememtoes, ornaments that tell a little of who we are and what we stand for. Plus, with young children around mantelpieces are thankfully high off the ground and out of reach of little hands.
|image found here|
I love the thought of changing our mantel displays season by season. We're just a month and a bit into winter but realistically I can't see us getting our living room mantelpiece up and running until the spring. We have to find and buy the thing first and that is proving to be a bit of a challenge.
|From The Pottery Barn|
I found all these beauties whilst perusing Pinterest. Go take a look at the other lovelies if you wish.
Have you got a mantelpiece? If so I'd love to hear about (or even see) what you choose to place upon yours. Please share!