If it had the look, smell or character of winter this weekend, then it was kicked OUT of my house!
Pinecones, snowmen, winter wreaths, feel-good flannels....
all banished to the basement.
I know. I know. I know.
The joke will be on me.
March will roar in with a winter vengeance.
We can all blame me.
It has been such an
that I felt like a fool
everyday when I would come home
to see (fake) snowmen sitting in the
urns by my door
and a winter wreath hanging on the door.
I never even took a
picture of them,
as I was determined to
take the picture when they
actually had a layer of real snow
So among the winter ware I banished,
was my tartan throw on the
Then I thought to myself,
"Self, that little centerpiece is still cute.
Just move it somewhere."
So the blue willow creamers and gravy boats
became front and center
on the mantel.
The mantel had
(mercury glass and white) pinecones
so the mantel needed new
I took the pictures just as the sun
was setting, which made for
some very interesting brights spots and shadows.
I added a few
teapots to each end
and put a platter in the middle.
The mantel is almost seven feet long
and is daunting to decorate.
I never know whether I have
Not to mention
the world's biggest mirror
that I'm always
Since I robbed the table
to pay the mantel
I had to redo the table.
I'll show you that in a day.
(While I'm waiting on winter to arrive!!)