mantel of the month

April Mantel

Our April Mantel is simply vintage chic!  The focal point here is obviously the dramatic leafy round metal object of art.  See if you can find the two butterflies... Martha has since glazed some very subtle color to it and it is stunning at 36" round!  Each piece on the mantel is vintage and we wish you could see how beautiful it is in person.  The pair of elegant candleholders on marble bases have such wonderful detail and sparkle with the original crystals dangling from them.  The swirly French ornate mantle clock takes us away to another time and place, and of course we have some 'working' cherubs, one pulling a little ivory iridescent cart and the other three embracing a tulip shaped vase/planter.  Whether they are working, playing, or in adoration, we just cannot get enough of these heavenly creatures. ( we are presently creating some fabulous cherub lighting so check back in a couple of weeks)  We've lavished the mantel  with our very favorite beaded garland, gravitating toward the sepia tones to echo the vintage colors.  As one of our customers has said, "these beaded garlands are addictive", my sentiment exactly!   The candle holder on the left has been fashioned from two, creating one distinctive candle holder.  Well, spring is finally showing signs of rebirth and again we wish to thank you all for for your kind words and inspiration, for you enable us to do what we truly love and we are very grateful.

Fondly,  Martha & Roberta