Estelle is running her 'Mantelpiece Monday' feature over at Fortune Favours today, so I thought I'd join in with a few quick snaps. This is the fireplace in my bedroom, and although I have a dressing table, any prettifying does tend to be done standing at this mirror, hence the collection of creams and perfumes which have gathered on the right of the mantelpiece.
The glass candlesticks were a present from my husband and are from Graham and Green, the mirror was from an art deco fair - and was expensive, but I love it - and the photo is currently my grandparents on their wedding day. Russian dolls present from husband - picture of them all here.
Glass and tortoiseshell dressing table pot from 20s (the inside lid is mirrored, very handy), random charity shop swan vase, small bronze owl - Minerva, goddess of wisdom and war, given to me by my dad.
Tiny wooden Japanese dolls - posing with their even tinier babies, which you can store inside them. I've had these since I was a child and rediscovered them recently at my parents' house.
Not the most organised shelf , but the mantelpiece itself is only a few inches wide, so not much fits on it! Why not go over and nose at other people's more carefully curated collections?