I was so slow in getting a new display up on the mantel after Christmas.
I loved my Christmas Mantel and wasn't anxious to take it down.
And since it was all trees and snow...I thought it ok to leave it a little while.
See it here.
But last week I decided enough was enough...and down it had to come.
I really had no idea what I was going to put up.
But then I remembered I'd recently been given a few more silver things...and I decided silver
was a good theme.
I kept out a couple of glitter snowflakes.
The silver coffee pot was a Christmas gift from my sister.
She knows to pick up anything silver for me at the flea market.
When she called to tell me she'd found me something.
I told her..."You shouldn't be buying me anything. I don't need a thing."
"But...but..", she said, "It's a silver coffee pot!"
"Oh", I said "In that case, yes I need it and I'm so glad you bought it for me!"
After Christmas my friend Petra was doing a big clean out of her kitchen.
You know getting into those bottom cupboards that stuff just gets shoved into?
She had bags and bags of things going to Goodwill.
But she had a few things set aside that she knew I'd want.
That included two silver trays.
The frame I painted awhile ago but I don't like the color. I'll be repainting it.
But the color works well in this arrangement.
At Christmas I had icicles hanging from my scones and loved how they made the sconces appear larger.
Don't know why I didn't do this before...but I dug some old crystal garland and prisms out
and dressed my 1930 sconces up. I added the aqua colored beads for now too.
They will probably change when I do the Valentine Mantel.
I'm loving the dangling sparkle on my old sconces.
Small faux succulents add a little color.
This silver has just the right amount of tarnish....but then it will get to be too much
and I'll have to polish.
I can't believe Petra gave me her silver trays but she does have lots of other nice things.
She really didn't need them...but I do!
Took a shot of the chandelier in the room...
I am having so much fun photographing in here ever since I painted the room.
Everything looks better with the new wall color.
See that burnt out bulb? I hid it in the above photo...
That bulb had been burned out for awhile but not the others.
So before Christmas, I climb on a step stool to change it out.
When I put the new bulb in....there was a popping sound and all the lights went out in the living room.
I checked my breakers and one had blown.
I have two breaker boxes....a big one outside and a little one in the kitchen.
The big one was fine but the little one had a burnt fuse.
Thankfully that fixed the lights in the living room but now my dimmer switch does not work
for the chandelier and I assume that socket still doesn't work.
I put the old bulb back in.
I'm scared to try a new bulb again.
This chandelier is very heavy. It's the only light in the house that I had professional installed.
It was just too much for me to do alone.
Now I guess it will have to come down....be checked over and rehung.
Which sounds like a big job.
So it's probably going to stay like this for awhile.
So expect to always see one dark bulb in my chandi for awhile.