As a disclaimer, let me say that this is a place to share ideas and have fun, and I make no claims to be the best at anything, or an expert. Inspired by generations of wonderful women in my family, and my inherited Betty Crocker cookbook, my home is the new frontier.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Here you go mom! This is our new mantel, in our new house. It is exactly what I had been looking for, and found it at a neat little shop called Ecletables. The mosiac hanging on the wall was made by Grandma Julia and her friends who were part of a ladies auxillary called "Home Extension." This was made over many once-monthly meetings (that, btw, are still being held with surviving members), where a gaggle of mid-century housewives would get together, swap recipies and gossip, and have an day away from kids and chores. I have many fond memories of the Chritmas Party of 'HE' ladies, where I would be allowed to miss school, eat candy, and be fawned over while serving tea and coffee.
The collection of knick-knacks on and around the mantle are from antique shops, garage sales, and hand-me-downs... I collect anything, as long as it speaks to me.