I heart mantlepieces, home of the good stuff, out of reach of little fingers and more often than not the only clean place in my home. I am lucky enough to sport 2 goodly sized mantles in my house and I love them, they are often the only thing that makes me happy about the life of compromise that is renting in inner Melbourne. I shoot most of my flea market finds on my living room mantle because the wall is white and the light is good (two things that are in short supply here). I also relieve an immeasurable amount of 'decorators itch' just by changing things around and creating new little vignettes, a change is as good as a holiday and all that.
With 'all that' in mind I am proposing a game of sorts, a kind of 'show us your bit's', an ode to the mantle if you will. And so, with out further adieu, a meme is born 'Mantle Piece Monday's'. Tart it up, take a breath, snap your pick, load it up and add your link. Let's see what everyone's mantles look like.
Just for interests sake, I take all my photos on an iphone, I just keep the field of focus close, keep my hand steady and shoot. I take a bunch of pictures, then choose the clearest one and play with the lighting and filters in Picnik until I think it look right, nothing to it!