I love incorporating natural items like this starfish, into the design. I picked up this black and white photograph of a bicycle at a garage sale for $2(!)
This vase I just found this past week-end at Home Goods for $6.50–sale I’m sure because it was missing it’s lid. It’s really an apothecary jar. Constant Companion, Nancy was the one who thought it might look good on the mantel and suggested using it as a vase.
I like how all the curviness of these three items comes together right at this spot. The clock is from a car boot sale (the English version of a garage sale), and the wreath was a wedding gift from my aunts 18 years ago. It’s seen better days, but it’s hard to part with. The black and white of the clock balances nicely with the photograph, don’t you think?
I stamped the number 1 on the hyacinth wrapper because it seemed a little plain. The stack of books are from my grandmother and the topiary is another garage sale find, costing me just $1.
I bought the mercury glass candlestick at the same time as the vase at Home Goods. I enjoy the juxtaposition of the cool mercury glass against the warm wood. The starkness of the black and white photo brings balance to this side of the display [I think!].
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