Do you ever have moments when you think you should have been born during a different time in history?
When it comes to Victorian decor, that thought crosses my mind like an out of control wildfire.
I'm of the "Little Women" ilk and would love to hear the sound of sleigh bells coming up the front circular driveway!
How about warming one's hands and feet by a crackling fire, while sipping hot chocolate----wouldn't that be a fine way to spend an hour or so on a freezing winter's day?
I'm particularly drawn to fireplace mantels and chandeliers, the more ornate the better!
Recently, at a wedding reception inside the Commander's Mansion in Watertown, Massachusetts, the holiday decor set my heart on fire.
I walked from room to room, swooning with delight, trying to envision what it was like to live in such a home.
Every mantel I saw made me breathe deeply and the chandies? Fabulous!
Hope you enjoy some of these photos of another time, another place.
DO YOU LIKE CHANDELIERS AND FIREPLACE MANTELS AS PART OF A HOME'S DECOR OR DO YOU PREFER A MORE SIMPLE STYLE?