My mantle needed a change. Out with the summer beach theme, but I wasn't quite ready for pumpkins and Halloween ghosts and black cats. I opted instead for a vintage back to school theme. It is still back to school season after all. I'll bring out the pumpkins and ghouls mid October.
I love the little ones in this 1948 class photo from the Kendall School in Concord, MA. Dresses, mary janes, nickers, suspenders and mini ties. Ah a season gone by!