Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Symbolic New Year's Mantel Vignette

Just wanted to pop in on New Year's Eve and share the mantel vignette that I created today in our dining room. 
I included several symbolic elements in this design, representing the hopes for my family and myself in the year ahead.

There is a stack of bibles in the center and old hymnals on either side, representing building our lives on the Word of God and praising him every day.

The clocks represent embracing every minute of our lives together...no matter what the time brings. 

And the binoculars and opera glasses represent looking to what lies ahead...not staying focused on the hurt of the past.
The beautiful antique teacup reminds us to enjoy this present moment...after all, it is the only one we have.
I included a few things just for fun...the jingling bells to ring in the new year, and the little silver hat (my kids love that part).
I hope that you all have a very safe and happy New Year!
Here is to a fantastic 2014 ahead...
(the chalkboard in the playroom got a makeover again ;)

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Till next time...
~Alice W.