Let me introduce you to my mantle. Blog Guest, this is my mantle. Mantle, this is my Blog Guest. I'm all for pleasantries.
This mantle is part of a monstrous corner brick wall fireplace, and it's a beaut. That's sarcasm.
Anyway, I'm open to suggestions on improving what I've 'done' so far. The vintage mirror I painted and came with a dresser I got on craigslist for 40 bucks (painted and re-sold separately), everything else was Dollar Store, Hobby Blobby clearance, Salvation Army, and found items I'd had around my house for years. I bought the grapevine wreath at Walmart for $4 yesterday.
I'm ok with it for now. My teenage daughters were all like, 'liking it ma. really cool.' (and it was said in lowercase, just like texting/facebook/myspace.) I'm kinda excited that I can change this seasonally. Never done that before, but I've been so inspired by blogger decorators who keep things fresh by changing up vignettes seasonally. Major talent out there, but don't take my word for it. Get thee to: