Today I have for you The Wintertime Mantle. A post so filled with magic and imagination you’ll be seeing rainbows. THIS is the LSD of posts.
Fine. FINE. It isn’t the LSD of posts. When you get down to it this is really just 2 pictures of my mantle. But they’re pretty good pictures. I mean, for an amateur.
Here’s a bit of the back story on this winter mantle.
The only thing more exciting than putting up Christmas decorations is taking them down. By day 24 of living with Christmas decorations I start to feel a little overwhelmed. By day 25 the sight of them makes me itch. And by day 26 of looking at multiple Christmas trees and garland hanging from everything I feel so claustrophobic I drag my pillow, my book, a roast beef sandwich and sleep in the yard.
So no matter what, every January, once the decorations go away, I clear out a bunch of other stuff too. If before Christmas there were 7 things on the sofa table, there will only be 3.
If before Christmas there were 14 things on the mantle there will only be 2. Then I get a grip and put a few things back again, until I find that comfortable balance of cozy yet simple.
Huh. Look at that. This post is really turning into something. It’s MORE than just two pictures. There’s words and everything! And a bit of a story! Looks like you could be trippin’ yet.
Now it is time for the unveiling. My daytime and my nighttime, wintertime mantle.
Woahhhhh! What a post!