Salutations! Well, I’m at it again. Our mantel has been feeling a little left out lately. Yes, I’m afraid she has been somewhat over looked and maybe even a bit neglected while the rest of our living room has been getting doused in Summertime blues. She has been patiently awaiting her turn ready for the freshness of Summer to head her way. I thought this vintage mirror in robins egg blue might just do the trick.
My honey was nice enough to help get this beauty hanging above the mantle this past weekend; it was a rainy, sloppy couple of days. Unfortunately, it was much too wet for any kind of weeding or trimming out in the garden, but the perfect weekend to ask for a wee little favor inside the house. Grin!
So I got out a “monkey hook”, which works great on old plaster walls by the way. He popped that baby in and the mirror was up in two blinks. Hmm… is it too low? Yes, it looks weird and it didn’t quite cover up the old holes we haven’t gotten around to patching. Time to get to business so he whipped out the big guns, his drill. So now he’s standing on our rickety old step stool with a heavier than it looks mirror above his head. Here? Too low? After way too many highers and lowers and one too many tries… a bit of shabby cottage style now resides above our mantle. What to you think? Too high?
And lets not forget to have a little chat about the lovely blue hydrangeas — ahh those lovely blue hydrangeas. If your wondering if there are any more waiting to be picked out in the garden, um no not a single blue bloom. What could I do? The mantel has been feeling neglected after all and in need of some fresh Summer style.