Ordinary Time... This is what the mantle looks like when there is nothing going on. In the Catholic Church, its called Ordinary Time... since that sounds better than Not-Holiday Time, we'll go with that. The candles are blue just to match the room they are in (they'll change with the holidays). Just to put the issue down now... yes, that is my gun; yes, it is always there; yes, I hunt because while Bambi is cute, he is also yummy.