"....clean lines and I cannot lie, you other fellas can't deny...." Wait, that's the wrong song.
Ahem, here we go... "...clean lines...nothing more than clean lines...." Yeah, that's not right either.
Anyone recognize the tune of those two songs? ;-) Guess correctly and I will throw you an orange! Hey, it's better than a lemon!
Over the weekend, I decided to change my living room mantel up just a little. This is what it looked like before...
And no, the "JOY" was not left over from Christmas. It stayed out as a reminder to always have "JOY" in your life and I like the pop of red!
While traveling, I found a gorgeous picture frame. It matched the other 2 large, off-white picture frames I had, so I decided to do a little rearranging. I pulled these 2 frames off of the bookcase in the entry...
...and put them on the mantel. I then added the new frame I purchased. They even have matching cracks.
Oh, and I also added the new stick I bought.
The purchase of that stick was a lovely conversation between me and the hubster...that went something like this:
B: Be careful loading the suitcases so that you don't break the stick I bought.
E: You bought a stick?
E: But the backyard is full of sticks, why didn't you wait until we got home and go grab one off the tree?
B: Because it's not the right kind of stick and this one is clean, smooth and shiny.
E: I didn't know sticks were shiny.
B: Well this one is, so please don't break my stick. If it doesn't work where I want to use it, I might be turning it into antler ears at Christmas.
E: There is no such thing as "antler ears" and I don't remember marrying a 4 year-old who collects sticks!
Remind me to tell you about the conversation that took place when I came home from the store the other day with another bundle of sticks. ;-)
Sooooo, I put the 3 frames on the mantel, along with my new stick.
I left the price tag on it for the first photo because I wasn't sure I liked it...you don't get to see that photo. When I buy something, I always leave the price tag on it just in case I have to return it if I decide I don't like it. So if you come to my house and see price tags hanging everywhere, you will know why. Don't be hatin', I've told y'all before that I'm a weirdo! ;-)
Now, I have to figure out how to cover up the outlet plates that the other photos were hiding!