I walked in to HL last week to see Fall decorations everywhere! It immediately struck me I haven’t shared our…
Cottage Summer Mantel with you!
But before I do, I want to explain why my photos may not always be in “focus”. Last December I suffered a hemorrhage in my right eye. I knew something was wrong when I saw millions of dark brown spots in my vision which turned out that I was actually seeing the blood (hemorrhage) inside my eye. It took about 1 month for that to dissolve but the residual effect has left me with multiple floaters that constantly ricochet across my eye.
It can be quite intrusive! Last May I experience another minor one, which left me with more floaters.
Last week I suffered a hemorrhage in my left eye. And once again experience the million of red blood cells floating in my eye, and dark floaters.
So now that it’s in both eyes it is hard for me, at times, to figure out if something is in focus or if it’s the floaters.
Tomorrow I’m seeing a retinal specialist and hopefully we can figure out what’s happening.
So if you see fuzzy, it’s not your eyesight, it’s mine!
Our Mantel, became a summer mantle in June, but I tucked in some seasonal blooms for the photos.
The inspiration for the cottage summer mantel came when I found this vintage rose oil painting…
It’s a really beautiful painting with vibrant colors and I love that it is round.
I wanted the mantel to be simple and elegant. Our dinning rooms theme is Roses, everything but the fresh flowers have a rose or two on it.
A vintage rose pitcher in front is from a fabulous barn sale! On top of the book is a Lefton Rose Aqua pitcher found at the “best garage” sale I ever attended. As soon as I get all the photos edited I’ll share!
I’m always looking for way to “store” my vintage dishes so I used a vintage rose tea cup as a candle, candle holder!
Another rose tea cup candle holder, a very pretty Laura Ashley rose clock. Impatience do so well in less sunlight that i often bring them inside.
Tucking flowers in side the firebox helps soften it up, and a geranium basket on a recent stool find.
A few dried creme roses from my garden.
A simple, cottage mantel…