For years I had a yearning to decorate a mantle, which was nonexistent in this house until last year.
I find it more of a challenge than I imagined.
Especially since many things do not stand out against rosey red bricks.
First come the ancestors, of course. Always in my house. This little girl is my mama at about two.
Candles are always good. You see those and books all over our house.
And, of course, blue and white.