A few years back, my husband decided to challenge himself by creating a beautiful pastel using angels and things around the house and yard. He brought in boughs and rose cones from our backyard cedar. I collected some angels, candles, and ornaments and organized the still life. It took him days (weeks?) to do the pastel, but once framed, takes center stage over the mantle each Christmas.
As we unpack the angels, my favorite task is to dress the mantle. I like to place the three angels used in the still life near his art piece.
I remember sharing last year’s mantel in this blog. (Added it below) It is about the same….little changes. But still I keep the three angels nestled around the pastel my husband lovingly created for our home.