Some people paint.
Some people garden.
Some people sing.
Some people write poetry.
Some people (like us) re-style their mantels.
And we know this nesting is part of our art. As we add old books for "lift", layer textures and consider colors, we soon find we are in our zone. That place where creativity comes alive. We see beauty and try to capture a "feeling."
Plaster statues remind me of rural France. Silver trays provide a touch of elegance. Old books give a cozy library feel. The white pitchers and mason jar stemware represent the simple joys of country living.
Hydrangeas and hops vines from the garden fence give their nod to nature,
which is still so alive this time of year.
I walk away with one last glance, satisfied.
And ready to face the dinner dishes...