Since I don't have a mantel( I almost bought one at an auction last year and my husband said don't bid on that thing. So I didn't, it was a beautiful antique.) But I digress huhhhh.
Anyway, where was I oh yea since I don't have a mantel I decorate the top of my TV armoire instead.
Everything up here has a special meaning to me. This missal was my grandfather's and he used it to say his prayers everyday. On top of it is a photo of him and my grandma. Next to it is a picture of my oldest with me and our pastor at her First Communion. Both pictures are in frames that I painted with heirloom white and then added vintage button.
Next to this is a candle holder with a fleur de lis I painted (we have had two French exchange students) on top of this is a decorative ball that I made with the pages of a book.
These are more decorative balls that made with vintage sheet music, twine and shells. I also used vintage sheet music to cover a taper candle.
This is an other frame that I made, inside is my little boy who is now 5!! The statue of the Sacred Heart belonged to my grandparents.
The mirror I picked up at an aution that my husband and I attended last year at a mansion (we went there for a date) we paid $7.00 for the mirror.
How about you do you go on dates to different kids of places that are less conventional?
I am linking to the Nester's mantel party.