mantel of the month

May Mantel

Soft pink paper hydrangea blooms and vintage frames with mirrors and without adorn our mantel this month. Layered, the frames become works of art and add dimension and texture to this vignette. Time worn books with hanging decorative beaded and ornate markers are charming, and a reading cherub for a bookend is a perfect way to round off the end of the mantel. A glass pedestal topped with a doily, a sweet iron bird, a nest, and a sprinkle of pink and ivory beaded garland complete this mini treat for the eye. Take note of the Tracy Porter chandelier reflecting in the mirror with its beautiful bead work of pink and amber. The center has colors of lavender and amber with hand painted swirls of gold to enliven a room with fun and fantasy. (featured in our on line boutique) A pretty castoff saucer glued to a dime store glass candle holder and finished off with beaded trimming attached to the underside of the plate makes an easy and adorable base for a pillar candle or a dessert server for your next tea party. Voila! Simply stunning! Our mantel for May is light and airy in our anticipation for warmer days.

Blessings, Martha & Roberta