August Mantel

And now for something different~~~We have acquired these beautiful Tole trays from a dear customer of ours who can no longer enjoy them.   Mary had a very sweet mobile home that we once decorated and were in awe of her sensational array of vintage barkcloth, rugs, trays and linens.  As we were arranging the mantel of month for August the trays were just begging to be kept together!  So, we placed a few ivory items such as the small lamp with the pretty lace shade and the easel holding one of the trays to lighten the vingette up a bit.                                         Hydrangeas are in bloom everywhere and though these are faux they've added just the touch needed to draw some color from the flowers in the trays.  (a bouquet of fresh hydrangeas  would really do the trick here!)   A couple of birds, a plum lace hankie and green glass beaded garland provide the perfect  finishing touches for this August mantel.