I've been thinking about changing vignettes around the house
because so many bloggers are talking about fall and pictures on Instagram reflect the season's colors.
We don't really have a fall season,
but last night as I fell asleep, ideas for a new mantel design floated through my head - instead of counting sheep!
I had no firm idea of how I would decorate the mantel when I got up this morning,
but I took everything nautical off the mantel and dumped it on the guest room bed.
When I stopped to take a picture for my blog post, I noticed all the clocks on the ladder and suddenly I knew what I wanted to do.
Every clock came off the ladder and I found a few more in my garden house.
I had a lot of fun creating this mantel.
Clocks were moved from side to side of the mantel
and moved from back to front and back again until I felt like I had it right.
I always like using words in my vignettes and a Tim Holtz metal piece "live in the moment" seemed to fit with the "TIME" theme.
The St. Etienne Chocolate piece looks like a clock, but it is actually an old CD with a cut out of a clock glued to it - found on the blog Tongue and Cheek a couple of year's ago.
According to the poem, the mouse is supposed to "run up the clock", but this mouse is just hiding among the clocks.
I received a book of alphabetized quotes from Sugarboo Designs the other day and I was sure there would be one for time.
This message really made me think about how I spend my hours each day.
The last touch was to tuck dried tree branches into the clock displays.
The mantel was all I accomplished today so tonight as I fall asleep,
I'll be dreaming of ways to decorate the ladder now that the clocks are gone.
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Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday