I recently realized that peeling paint (that is quite possibly lead-based) is not the best thing to have around a pregnant lady. So, I (sadly) had Dave put some of my lovely old things down in our crawl space. I had SUCH a rough time trying to redo my two mantle displays without my shabby-chic antiques. Alas, these sacrifices must be made for the health and safety of all.
Here's what the living room mantle used to look like:Here it is lead-free:
Here's the dining room mantle before (the mirror next to the H had to retire):
Here it is now. There's a photo of a beautiful blue flower in the frame.. sorry you can't see it!:
I don't like the arrangements as much as the old ones, but they will have to suffice!