Previously, the mantle looked like this
Over Christmas there was some festive
And now the mantle is sporting some totes gorgeous mercury glass votives that hubby gave me for Christmas. He bought them while on a recent work trip to India.
Didn't he do well? They are rather lovely.
Although I did realise yesterday when I was dusting that a bare mantle shelf would probably be easier to deal with. Still, that's the price you have to pay for pretty-pretty.
And while we're on the subject of votives, candles, etc, here is a Public Service Announcement.
When blowing out a candle please be careful not to blow the highly-coloured wax in the direction of your (fairly) newly-painted walls.
Unless, of course, you like the Jackson Pollock effect.