this is my mantlepiece scenery at the moment. ordinarily i have a collection of very colourful (red) vases etc but i just got tired of them, and rearranged everything last weekend. i found these stork-y bird things in the op shop and was going to paint them something bright but in the end left them as they are. my house is full of colour, as you can well imagine, but every now and again i get worn out by it and wish for a bit of blandness believe it or not. it usually passes.