I was thinking about the fact that I don't have a lot of "Easter" things out when I realized I probably haven't shared my mantel since Christmas or right after. I bought some new pussy willow stems and white blooming branches for Spring-i-fying the pottery vases, since I couldn't locate any Spring branches here at the house. I think my second tub of Easter goodies that I had from last year is buried somewhere in our basement storage room (story of my recent life).
It's hard to get a good photo in here because of the light and/glare
Things look a little washed out...sorry.
At this house we have several flowering trees (some are fruit trees) that are just now starting to bud, I'm excited to see what they are, and I hope to cut some branches to bring inside this week. Last Fall I couldn't tell what variety they were, everything was overgrown and in need of trimming.
I did locate a few delicate tissue paper eggs to hang from the branches. The kitties got ahold of one while I was on a step stool hanging these. Of course their best fun is batting something as far as they can under the TV armoire. big help. I'm too old for crawling on the floor hunting Easter Eggs.
My little friends have really gotten around this week.
I needed something extra up here, so they volunteered.
Along with one of my favorites;
a hand made paper mache bunny,
that I've had since the early 80's.
I know I'm pretty predictable about my mantels. Once I find what works I just change out the florals, ribbons and extras. The mirror is bolted to the wall, so there won't be any mishaps (or easy change-outs) And the mantel itself is so tall that I have to stand on a step ladder just to move things around.
I used some of the big green checked burlap ribbon
that I found on Christmas clearance for the topiaries.
At least I can change that out pretty easy for the seasons.
I've enjoyed having our monogram on the Boxwood wreath, so I'll keep that until I get tired of it, or have another idea that's easy to do. I think the wreath is on one of those Command hooks attached to the mirror itself. Here is a Spring mantel from a few years ago at the old house. HERE
Are you hosting a big family dinner?
I have a sweet sister that's good about that.
I hope you're off to a wonderful Easter Week,
See you Wednesday Evening at 6 PM for
I'll be joining in at these parties:
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
SYC at Mrs. Olson's
Treasure Hunt at From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Style at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at the Charm of Home
Shabbilicious Friday at Shabby Art Boutique
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush