me all week….
I got started.
The Gathering. The Mental Planning. The Trials. Oh no…and the Errors. The Formation of a Design.
He is handmade made in Maine, of 100% grapevine.
Mr. Grits just shook his head the day he was delivered and I took him out of the box. It was love at first sight for me.
Here is the BEFORE of my Fall Mantle:
Wilbur could not wait for me to decorate the mantle for Winter. I think he is quite happy now.
When I think of a Winter’s walk, my mind sees barren branches, textured brown leaves, neutral, earthen colors and then all of a sudden – bursts of color from bright green lichen and moss.
That is the feeling I tried to create on our mantle.
Vintage, silver pieces mimic the glitter of
frost and snow…
Warm candlelight on a cold Winter’s night…
A vintage, silver pitcher holds curly
twigs and feathers.
A favorite leather chest….
Old books, an antique and tarnished silver tray
and teapot, and twigs.
I didn’t spend a single dime on this project.
I just gathered together items which represented Winter to me.
A family heirloom, this silver compote dish is filled with a glowing white candle, and surrounded by bits of bright green moss.
Glass candlesticks and more white candles balance each end, adding even more warmth and glow.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing this simple transformation of my mantle. Happy Winter, my friends.