Things have been moving along pretty slowly here since we moved. I don't think I mentioned, but this house that we are in now is one that I'm staging. An acquaintance is losing it and wants to try to short sale beginning this month so I need to get it ready stat! The problem is that when they moved out, they didn't clean so I have had to clean everything and unpack and decorate and it seems like I just keep going in a circle. Finally I started tackling the living room. It's not ready for the full reveal yet, but I am done with the mantle above the fireplace.
First, I found this amazing candelabra at the thrift store. I liked it bronze, but I decided to paint it white to match the rest of the mantle decor.
Tom took the picture of Morgan and I had it printed on a canvas last Christmas. I got a deal from Groupon and I think it cost around $40 (it's a 16x20). I got the frame at the thrift store for $2 and painted it. The flowers next to the picture are my wedding bouquet and Tom's boutonniere (of course I knew how to spell that). I found the clock at our local grocery store for $13! Sometimes gems show up in random places. I got the square mirrors on clearance at The Home Depot as a 4 pack in black for $5. I painted them white and put two candles in front. The great thing is that when I get sick of red (and I know I will), it's easy to change things.