Worth the Wait.
Summer got a head start on me this year and I was a little late in getting around to decorating my mantel. I always enjoy this vintage floral painting for Spring. I still enjoy birds, bird nests and eggs most anytime of the year.
I added a part of a fence gate and my beautiful
"I'll Fly Away" sign to pick up the colors in the painting.
The sign reminds me of my Mom as she sang this many times in Church. "I'll Fly Away" ... such a beautiful hand painted sign by Carrie @lovely, etc.
Carrie painted and blogged about her sign and I wanted one just like it so bad. I planned to try to copy it ...
BUT when I won the "give-away" prize for "That's the Ticket Blog Hop and Giveaway" hosted by
Carrie @lovely,etc, Angie at Knick of Time, Gertie at The Old Block House, and Shannon at Rusty and Redone, I asked Carrie to paint one for me just like hers ... same colors, same everything.
Carrie paints some beautiful signs ... all hand-done and they are worth the wait when you order one. I am loving her other signs and planned to copy some of them, but may have to order one from her as I have had "Blessings" planned for months now and have not gotten around to painting it.
I hope you will visit Carrie and see the beautiful work that she does.
I think that she is very busy right now decorating a nursery for a baby boy she is expecting soon.
My mantel changes with the seasons and now I am already thinking of Fall decorating. Can't wait to get summer over with. Summer has not been very nice here in Texas this year.
I think the correct way to decorate a mantel is symmetrical ... using a large picture/mirror or item in the middle and like items on each side.
I have a hard time doing this ... but must try because ...
just look how beautiful and restful this copy-cat mantle by bj at "Sweet Nothings" looks.
I usually put the large picture/wreath/mirror or whatever to the left and have room for another large item on the right to balance it.
I will try symmetrical for the Fall season mantel.
I bet I will like it.
How do you decorate your mantel... symmetrical or hodge-podge like I do?
Hope you summer has been enjoyable.
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