If you’ve been visiting my blog for a long time, you already know that our master bedroom is black and white with splashes of several other colors (whatever I needed in the bedroom that wasn’t black and white).
You may also recall that our master bedroom was formerly the living room in this home, and we retained the living room fireplace when it became our bedroom.
Hopefully, you DON’T remember what my fireplace mantel looked like when I showed it on my blog long ago, because it still looks almost identical! (If you’re as old as me, I KNOW you don’t remember, but for the benefit of some of my younger readers, I thought I should mention it.) I am always moving things around in my house, so I didn’t realize until I got ready to do this post that our bedroom mantel has looked the same for so long.
I really like silhouettes, and since they are black and white, they end up in our bedroom. Both of these miniatures were my mother’s. My great grandmother’s black fan is also displayed on the mantel, and as you can tell, I just stuck a mini lamp in a black and white pitcher.
The doves came from a military catalog when my husband was stationed in Viet Nam.
I ordered this plate with the precious silhouette from the Kari & Kijsa Etsy, which is currently not open.
I do love my only itty bitty change on this mantel. I wish I could say that I was clever and crafty enough to decoupage these candles, like Manuela at The Pleasures of Homemaking, or roll them on an ink stamp like Debbi at Confessions of a Plate Addict? NO – not me! I ordered mine from the Teacup Design Etsy. Aren’t they pretty?
Both of the center candle holders on my three arm candelabra have broken off, but I’m still using them “as is”. I also like the look of the tarnished silver (that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it). I realize I need to light these candles, so that the wick will be burned, but my husband has allergies, so I’ll have to take them outside to burn the wick; blow out the wick and let them air out for a little while before I bring them back in. Believe me, he would know it immediately if I lit a candle in our bedroom.
I’m linking to Tabletop Tuesday at sweet Marty’s blog, A Stroll Thru Life.
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