Lots of you have shared your mantles, tabletops and living room decor as it looks "post Christmas". You've expressed how it feels good to simplify and clear out these spaces, taking them down to the bare bones, for a fresh un-fussy look. I am right there with you. As soon as New Year's passes i'm ready for the spaces, once dripping with glitter and lights, to revert to blank canvases that reflect the start of a new- year ready to be filled with new memories!
More than any other spot in my house, the entry table was where the concentration of Christmas bling was. I took it back to my favorite basics. My old windows of course. A few books. For January I thought mercury glass would be fitting. I did a simple green arrangement in a mg vase. And the next thing I did is my simple diy project I'd like to share with you.
The first part of this project is something you must buy, but it is an investment! I am so SO addicted to my new rechargeable FLICKERING flame-less candles.
Mine are similar to this
I bought 2 boxes of them at Tuesday Morning for, I think $14.99 a box (for a box of 4). They say they last for at least 15 hours, but mine last almost 20! I turn them on in the morning, let them go all day and night, and the next morning they are dimly flickering still! The best part is that they recharge on a strip that you just set them on. It's easier than striking a match. I use them everywhere and all the time. I knew I'd love them but I didn't know I'd LOVE them.
The great thing about flame-less is that they can go where ordinary candles cannot. For these I simply rolled old sheet music into tubes to make candle pillars. The little candles are just sitting inside, flickering beautifully. They look like old sheet music real candles! And no batteries to buy and dink with-BONUS!
These are great if you have small kids. They are also great if you are forgetful like me. I was always too nervous to put real candles on the shelves of my old wood hutch. These are perfect for that.
Have a great weekend!