The fireplace in the Master Bedroom was one reason that we bought Linderhof. It was an "always wanted" but a "thought I'd never have" and when we looked at Linderhof 23 years ago, there, in the Master Bedroom was THE FIREPLACE!
Is it the only reason that we bought Linderhof? Probably not, but it didn't hurt!!!
And the best part of having a fireplace in the Master Bedroom is another mantle to decorate!!!
And I do enjoy playing with my Master Bedroom mantle!
Before we left for England, it looked like this. The Family Piece: My parents wedding present clock centers the mantle and always has ever since my mother gifted me with it one Christmas. A pair of Baldwin Brass candlesticks -- an Estate Sale find and two green birds -- both from Nell Hills -- bought at different times and a year or so ago, found homes on either side of the clock.
But then I went to England and . . .
The new: these -- a pair of brass 1830's candleholders. For a shamelessly low price, I might add! And the reason I bought them -- to replace the Baldwin Brass pair on the Master bedroom mantle!
So, when I got home, the Baldwin Brass candleholders went to the attic -- replaced with the 1830's pair.
And since I changed the candleholders out, it was time to change out the birds as well.
The old: a pair of Staffordshire dogs that I bought over 20 years ago. They've been here and there at Linderhof and currently resided in the attic. But the English candleholders needed an English foil -- what better than a pair of spaniels?
I like the new mantle -- it seems more English to me and goes well with my new English bed clothes.
And who knows, the birds and Baldwin candlesticks may show up somewhere at sometime. For, at Linderhof, nothing is constant!
It's Tuesday and although it's Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life but at Linderhof it's Mantletop Tuesday!!! Visit Marty and see what other great tabletops (or mantletops) there are this Tuesday!!!