Sticks & Leaves: An Autumn Mantle
It's funny to me, with all the old homes we've lived in that this is our first house with a fireplace! It's something that I've always wanted, I'm a bit smitten with mantles. They're so homey and a great place for collections, for little treasures to gather together and find a home. My favorite collections are those that only stay with us for a season. They're fun to hunt & find, get returned to the outdoors when we're through, and a great reminder of the simple gifts we're surrounded by in these woods.
As promised, here's our garland of painted glycerin leaves too. I've just been so impressed with them- even with the heat of the fireplace they haven't become brittle at all. We're only keeping them around for the season but I think they could last longer if we wanted them to. For sewing I used wool thread & a yarn needle, layering them a bit as I went along. And the branches, which are slowly getting filled with our daily thankfulness when remembered (ahem), were inspired by this thankful tree. A simple way to celebrate this beautiful season- and our new surroundings too.
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