I wanted an area that I could change up seasonally just for fun, and to remind me to enjoy life, the changing seasons, etc. So I found this shelf at Goodwill a couple years ago and blogged about it here. Since then it's undergone the seasonal shift, here's a few samples...
FIRST MANTEL FALL 2011
WINTER/ VALENTINES 2013
WINTER/ VALENTINES 2012
SPRING/ EASTER 2013
RIGHT NOW - SUMMER 2013
As you can see, it constantly gets "tweeked" - sometimes a lot, sometimes just a little. Some seasons, I just change out a few things, like this year, since Easter was way back in March, I switched the bunnies for garden stuff, then into summer I switched in my chicken, washboard, etc... I love having this little area to express myself artistically. Since it's in my kitchen, I get to enjoy it ALOT.
LOOKING AHEAD... just for a hint, the space needs to be a been more functional for our school days, and I'd like my "mom central area" aka desk, etc to be more cohesive in the space, I got the idea of a chalkboard wall, first from Moni and then from Shannon...
I think I'd like it to look a little like this...