2013 is almost here...and not a moment too soon. It's been a great year in many ways, but sadness has mingled with joy, especially in this last month. I don't know about you, but I am ready for a new beginning. So, for this New Year...A New Mantel is in place and ready for the clocks to strike midnight. Well, except for the mantel clock...it needs "C" batteries.
I seem to have a theme of "time" on the mantel this year. I know I have wasted a lot of it and want to make the most of what I have left. While that may sound morbid to some, it has become crystal clear that our days are a gift and we need to make them count.
My mantel has looked like this for a long time, except for some seasonal tweaks. It was time for something new. My favorite picture will find another place in my family room, but I haven't decided which wall to move it to. It may go where the large round clock once resided. Still working on the rest of the room...baby steps of change.
I shared about the mantel clock here when I took you on a tour of our family room. The gold anniversary clock was given to us my in-laws when they sold their Music Box and Clock Shop years ago. The heart shaped iron clock was a gift from my SIL. I'm really liking how this arrangement has come together. I think I'd like to find an hourglass to complete my "time" vignette, so I'll be on the hunt for that.
This sign with the bible verse, "Be still and know that I am God," finally found a home. I have had it in my decor closet for quite some time. I'm excited to have it on my mantel as a constant reminder of Who is in control of all things. So, the Christmas decorations are put away (a record for me...as I am quite a procrastinator) and we look forward with hope into the future.
Happy New Year to you and yours!