A couple of weeks ago, I shared last year’s back-to-school mantel. Today, I’m sharing this year’s mantel. Right now, I have bronchitis, and it is wearing me out, so the décor didn’t get as involved this year.
Our grands starting asking about “the back-to-school” dinner, since they go back tomorrow, so this weekend, I broke down and gave them their dinner.
As usual, the décor is more from my school days than theirs, but I did throw in a couple of miniature calculators to bring the look a little more up-to-date. I still used a “Big Chief” tablet, since I had to have one of those every year, along with vintage text books.
The little school house was part of a “Mary Had a Little Lamb” wall hanging in my bedroom when I was a child. I don’t know what happened to Mary and the little lamb. The school is all that remains of the set. I recently saw the “Mary” (sans lamb and school) on an Etsy, but when I went back to look for it, I couldn’t find it. I also used my vintage pencil box on the mantel.
If you’re going to use flowers on a back-to-school mantel, they should have script on them.
I can’t believe that Summer is over and it’s time to go back to school! Didn’t Summer used to be longer than this? The expression, “time is flying by” is appropriate when you get to be my age. Thank you for your visit. laurie