I have created a wee ode to Grand Paris for Valentines Day on my mantle with some fun vintage globes, French words and paper Eiffel towers. What I love about this is a) It feels very whimsical and airy – a good antidote to “winter grey” and b) it is not too terribly Valentines specific and therefore can stay up for a while before and after V-day without looking odd or out of place.
I was motivated to get this done because I needed an appropriate mantle back drop for my Valentine Banners which are now up at the Storia HOME .
Also it looked so lonesome and bare without Christmas spread out all over it that I needed to do something to cheer me and it up! After all, my mantle is my playground – it is where I try new things and ideas out and is constantly being rearranged, so I didn’t have a “set arrangement” to put back after Christmas.
To accomplish my Parisian ode, I made some glittery Eiffeltowers to line up all in a row. I am still working on my technique for these and want to even add a few embellishments to them… Maybe they will make into next years V-Day Collection…