Updated 6/19/08 I wish I had been more diligent
and found out about Kari & Kijsa's " Mantel 101"
event today, darn it!
So, I'll just have to show an old post with my mantel.
Nothing too exciting, but I'm just happy that I have one
now!!! And I can't wait until Christmas for the stockings!
(Last year I had to hang them under the bar ledge! I
don't think Santa approved!)
Although my "cottage" is pretty nifty, there was one thing it lacked...a mantel...every cottage should have a mantel...and now I do!!!! This weekend, with the help of my brother-in-law, (who had to endure using my pink hammer and my cat walking on his legs as he attempted to use the level) my "new" mantel was installed and now I have a place to "hang my stockings by the chimney with care" for Santa! What a relief!
Even my cat is thrilled by the prospect of another place to be naughty!!
And it took me about 5 seconds to add a few homey touches to it! Although this just a prelim, I'm sure the arrangement will change, but I really love it! It just makes the entire room! And if this mantel could talk...it started its life with a neighbor of my sister's, and when they remodeled, the
contractor(who is another neighbor of hers) couldn't throw it away, so eventually, it ended up as my sister's mantel. Then she remodeled...and the poor forlorn mantel stayed on the side of her house until it was my turn...the ultimate in recycling!