Well, I don’t have a mantel in my house. We live in a farm house, parts of which are 100+ years old, but there are no longer any fireplaces. So I have a couple substitutes: this China Cabinet/hutch and the other hutch in the kitchen. The other hutch has a more refined-fancy look, but with this I decided to go for a more classic colors and look on this one with a focus on children. Ice-cream doesn’t really make me think of Christmas, but that’s where the churn stays, and children enjoy ice-cream, so I thought I’d leave it. I hope to post about the rest of the cabinet later, and if I do I’ll add
a link in this post.
My grandfather brought the nesting dolls back from the Ukraine, I think it was. I think the shepherd and his flock are just too cute. The milk bottles are another thing that are often up there, I found that some candy canes I had fit in the small one real well.
The doll is one my mother made me years ago, I believe as a Christmas present.
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