mantel of the month

A cheerful bouquet of hydrangeas in a shimmering crystal pitcher is the inspiration for our August mantel.  The colors of purple and pink in varying dramatic shades enlivens and is a feast for the eyes!  An elegant pair of brass and crystal candelabras with mismatched glittered candles add sparkle and anchor each end without being perfectly balanced.  A vintage arched window frame replaced with mirrored panes vibrantly reflects surrounding beauty in the room.
Our latest vintage find is a fabulous set of dishes in periwinkle and was scooped up just as soon as we began to use it in our display by a local shop owner and friend who adores that color!  Enjoy Madeliene!  (She creates wonderful gift baskets and has a delightful gift shop filled to the brim with lots of goodies.)
Lastly, we've gracefully placed a beautiful fluted vintage bowl accented with summer florals and edged with lavender and gold, along with a delicate french dish in deep mauve. All the touches of color in our dishes highlight the wonderful shades of the blooming summer hydrangea.  Glorious!
 We hope you are enjoying your summer days .                                                     Thoughtfully Yours, Roberta & Martha