Sometimes rearranging refreshes learning. Sometimes it also helps remedy the winter blahs. Me? I like to rearrange furniture. Especially in the dead of winter. But this idea took me a while. It took giving myself permission.
See, I thought a mantel was supposed to look a certain way. A touch of formality. But when the library books for our studies overflowed the library cubby – there was the mantel, right above.
I gave myself permission to use the family room mantel to feature our current reading. Why not? It’s right there in the middle of everything. And it’s pretty besides. A sampling of summer reading, in the photo above.
Join me at Heart of the Matter today…
It’s a continuation of the Hodgepodge homeschool makeover series.
I think it is a beautiful, lovely way of keeping your books, but then I love the look of lots and lots of books. The inscription and the lovely picture add to the look beautifully.
Me too Phyllis! I think the covers of books are works of art too. This sort of arrangement brings me great joy.
Oh fabulous! Now if only I could get myself a mantle…
love this idea. i always struggle to balance my desire for things to look just so…you know, decorated a certain way as you mentioned while having our necessary school items easily accessible. and we love books…might be a good solution once our christmas stockings are put away!
love the flag as well. one of your children’s creations, no doubt?!