I updated one of my Christmas Mantels this year right before Christmas because we got an early Christmas present!
The painting is a piece of art made by Paul Lorei in Erie, PA
I love the painting for so many reasons. First, of course because she is my baby. But I also have wonderful memories from the day it was taken. The painting was made from a photograph taken of Eliana on my sister Nicola and her husband Matt’s wedding day. Also, it was taken in my parents backyard where I grew up. And lastly, I made the dress she is wearing in the painting.
We had to move around a few of the things on the mantel so that they didn’t block the painting.
Overall, I don’t think this mantel could get much better now – no credit to the decorating – just to the new painting! I LOVE IT!!!