I'm linking this little post with "Show and Tell Friday" at My Romantic Home which you can find here:
A long time ago, I think like 10 years, I grew some wonderful big gourds. They grew all over the top of a dog pen next to the garage. They hung into the pen and it was like a wonderland! I wish I could find those pictures! It was a whole lot of work to get them to this point. They had to dry, then the holes cut and seeds removed then you have to scrub them hard to get the outer coating off. Finally you get something you can paint on. I made several bird houses. I sold some, and gave some away but this was my favorite and I still have it.
My mantle clock and some little resin birds.
I love decorating books and have a lot of them. I love having a mantle now that I can change often.Shirley