Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Sprucing the Mantel

We were expecting big things with the snow storm that hit us this week. Luckily, where I live it just turned out to be a day of wet, slushy snow that didn't stick around for too long, and we kept our electricity.
Still, it was enough to keep me shut inside all day. 
So I thumbed my nose at the weather and decided to do some spring-sprucing.
I started with the fireplace mantel, since it still had Valentine's Day decor on it.

For the spring change-out I decided I wanted a simple, fresh, clean look.  (You know I can never leave anything alone, so we'll see what gets changed as the season progresses!)
I started by adding an old architectural element for some added texture.
The topiaries stayed up, and I brought out some old postcards and spring critters.
My happy rabbit:
And who is that peeking around the bunny?
An old chalkware lamb.  I had originally picked him up intending to sell him at Mr. P's, but I couldn't let him go!
Finally, some tulips in one of the vases from my vintage white pottery collection.
And spring has begun springing ...
At least on the mantel!

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  1. The chalkware lamb is so cute. I also love the green ceramic bunny. Sweet!

  2. Really pretty! I love the way you layered the mirrors and the wood piece. :)


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