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                                Martha's October Mantel

October's Mantel picture was taken of my fireplace mantel in my living room.  Here the emphasis has been placed on a treasured picture of mine "Meditating on His Word".  The frame is vintage and heavily embossed bringing in detail and dimension.  Flanking either side of the picture is a pair of wall sconces holding ivory pearl flame bulbs (found on our website).  A pale green mantel cover is dreamily cascading with vintage lace scarves and sequin garland.  Centered is a silver plated tea set that has been painted a soft ivory.  The teapot becomes a lovely vase and the floral Bavarian china plate added just the right amount of coloring and balance to my display.  Candleholders that are antiqued verdigris are embellished with floral candle rings and crystal bobeches.  I love cloches, and this one encompasses an antique French peasant girl planter.  I then scattered family photos throughout to personalize my mantel.  I hope you have gotten some ideas to display and enjoy your favorite collectibles.  Have a wonderful month.    

                            Warmly,  Martha & Roberta

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