And yes, that is the new Henrietta sitting there on the left. She's only there until the rainy season is over.
If I ever have a large vase of flowers I will often put it there. On the left side of the fireplace I used to have a seagull, in keeping with our rather vague nautical theme in this room. Other pictures on the wall have an ocean or harbor theme.
So this year I discovered a really nice fire screen which can sit in front of the fireplace when it is not lit and I asked for it for Christmas.
The little glass candle holders have a gold sheen to them. I didn't want more candles since at Christmas time we would be moving the new screen each evening, so I put one colored glass Christmas tree globe in each one. Of course I forgot to take a photo!
I have decided to try to come up with a seasonal theme to sit in the candle holders, so for now they sit empty while I make up my mind what I want to do. I will have to spend an hour or so at Michaels -- the craft store.
But there is a mystery here. Moth bought me a set of six very nice stylish cats all in different cat poses a couple of months ago. I had them up on the mantelpiece under the painting before Christmas and replaced them with candles and a nativity scene for Christmas. Now that everything Christmassy is put away, I can't find the cats anywhere! I know I put them away safely because I remember thinking, they will be safe there... but now...where???