I have tweaked and tweaked my mantel for Spring and I'm still not happy with it...it looks unbalanced to me.
I like my wire and glass bird cages and I always use my whitewashed window...I added the white ceramic tray to set off the nest (I hate the color of the brick wall) and added 2 other white birds but it's just not doing it for me this year.
The little patterned soft bird in the cage was made by my friend Mary Lou at House of Whimsey.
Here are a few more bird-related items on my shelves.
Now the "G" wall, on the other hand, has shaped up very nicely I think.
I love monograms and I started to collect G's a few years ago. I love the way they look against the Latte colored wall.
I think my favorite G is the black lower case funky one. Can you read the plaque? It says "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." We love our home and before we retired, home was the place we most wanted to be at the end of the day.
Isn't it strange how different the wall color looks in these 2 photos? The true color is closer to the first picture.
I saw this original watercolor on a charity auction on eBay last Fall and fell in love with it. I love the treatment of the light and shadows cast by the moon. I know it's a Winter scene but it's staying right where it is year round. It's hard to photograph because of the glass but if you click on it to make it bigger, you can see it better.
This plain Jane G has been hanging on a different part of the wall for about 2 years. I've never done anything to it and I need to. I'm thinking about book page decoupage..it needs some personality.
My friend is checking her watch and saying it's time to stop for now.
I hope you're having a good week!