Remember that photo I posted a while back…the one of the cows that my friend Ruthie took so she could use it as inspiration for a painting for us?
Well, she finished it recently and although I had planned to hang it above our bed, I was inspired to do a little mantel decorating around it this week! 🙂
(Still don’t have shelves in or doors on those cabinets!)
I wrangled together a few things from the surrounding rooms and went for a farm-y look from side to side. The crackled ceramic lamb is one of my favorite little things! Seems like I found it at Tuesday morning while back?
I love the pops of cobalt up there too…
So glad I picked up these candle holders a few years back too…
I only used one on the left side of the mantel, and I balanced it with something that’s a similar color/tone- this straw hat:
Back by the candle, I used a few of our salad plates to prop up this pitcher…
Hey- whatever works, right? 😉
On the hearth, I filled an old wooden trunk I got from my friend Marian with a houseplant and the closest thing to “cow print” I have. 🙂
I’m sure the painting will moooove (ha! get it?) around the house from time to time over the years, but no matter where it hangs, we sure will treasure it forever! (Thanks again, sweet Ruthie!!)