Fireplaces are often the focal point of the room, making it the perfect spot to celebrate the season with a little decor update. Mary sent us photos of her creatively composed mantle, along with info on the sources and thinking behind the decorative elements...
I love decorating my home for the seasons. I find things I already have and bring in objects from nature, i.e. rocks, flowers, sticks. By using objects you already have and that have a special meaning is creating a space that IS truly yours. That is the key to decorating. Not always finding what matches perfectly, or the just right contrasting color (which is good too!) but finding pieces that have a special meaning, that trumps anything!
(Images: Submitted by Mary)