My favourite books have been propped up by my lovely find from a trip visiting my Mum and Dad. Now I can see them all in one hit…it never lasts though. I love using them as props about the house in little vignettes.
Our bedroom had some minor changes as well. I had some little European Box plants that needed potting up and had remembered this little pressed tin planter I had. It is now on my drawers beside my bed. At first I wasn’t sure about it being here, but I am starting to like it.
These European covers I have always loved. I bought them a long time ago and always wanted the quilt cover to go with it, but could never afford it at the time. When I could, the shop had closed…ah well, at least I have the covers.
I love them with our white linens and the little hint of blue is a nice break between the pale palette.
I have noticed that our Hydrangea ‘hedge’ out the front has started to look like it is ready for Autumn, so I thought I would cut most of the blooms that were left, and fill our home with the remnants of Summer. Some went in our bathroom in my little grey jug….
…and some in my big grey jug under our chalkboard in the kitchen/dining. You can really see that Autumn has started by the colours in Hydrangeas. I will be sad to see them go again.
Now here is my mantel change, inspired by Tina. I love candles up here in the cooler weather and even though we haven’t really hit the cold phase yet, I am enjoying getting things prepared for its arrival.
I bought these burlap bags from Vintage Junky on Etsy and have been meaning to something with them for a while. Well, I put this one onto an old canvas to prop up here on the mantel. I like that it picks up the stone in our fireplace. I also added this little European Box to a white ceramic pot I had which has been sitting on the kitchen window sill…and of course my three tall wooden, whitewashed candlesticks have made an appearance.
The clock had to stay as it is fixed there and I am sure this display will change again soon, but I am happy with it for now. This is the view I have of the mantle while I am chopping up veggies at our center island.