I would love to enjoy the story of your mantel if you have one
this time of year we love to surround ourselves with tradition and family and stories and history
and we bloggers like to share that
I don't know about you, but I could get lost in everyone's decorations and caught up in the stories
of why you do what you do
I love it!
In our music/dining room I have
The Nature Mantel
and this is how it all began
we have owls that hoot in our trees almost every night
a few houses down, a pair of owls have a nest every year...
...in the crook of a huge old elm tree
the baby owl photo is from google but this is exactly what they look like
(it's not smart to take photos of baby owls)
because the parents watch from up above and they just might swoop down and pluck your eyeballs right out of your head...no one likes that!
I tend to break the rules...these babies are past the white fluff ball stage, and I couldn't resist the risk
Pier 1 has got them down to an irresistible T!
and like your mantel might...mine tells a story...a family story
that begins with
two jeweled cardinals in a sparkly snowy tree
Mr. and Mrs. PV...two birds in a tree
this snowy tree has three cardinals on the icy branches
they signify our three kids
this mantel has changed several times since we've lived in 822...
...due to our sweet additions to our family
this baby owl nest used to represent the three kids but now--
the nest, lined with shredded vintage music, are
Grace, Jena and Mattie
we have added a new deer
we now have three deer that are
Charles, Coach Been and new this Christmas
Ashley August Pshigoda
and it gets even better!
this year we also have three owls that represent
Betty, Perilyn and Jordy (Ashley's daughter and our new granddaughter)
and what do I see here?
Why yes...that is a gold egg in its own little nest
next year, there will be a new baby owl perched in
own little nest
and if we are very lucky
that little gold egg might just make a return next year...although who it might belong to
is only for God to know right now!
every time I see this mantel
my heart is filled with
the mantel just brings a tear to my eye
it's a fun one, where we hang our stockings
that now includes the newbie Pshigodas
I would love to know the story about your mantel