Time and circumstances prohibit me from giving the mantel the attention it deserves.
My heart really isn't into it.
(And besides, I can't find the note telling me where I'm storing
the autumn decorations I so vigorously sorted out last year....)
So, this is how it's going to be!
Two white pumpkins (the lidded one I made at a ceramic shop a few years ago),
the wooden fowl - already on the mantel,
and a couple of tins from my collection sporting autumn color.
This year I shall spend my free time looking at all YOUR beautiful mantels
and sign with envy...