Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Mantel

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:

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




30 comments:

  1. Very pretty mantel Debra.
    Rosezeeta.

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  2. Debra, I don't ever tire of your decor, and I love seeing it in your new surroundings, even if you do reuse items. Your mantel looks great. Love the visual of you crawling on the floor, hunting Easter eggs, while the cats sit back and silently laugh. ;)

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    1. ha ha, you're so right! they're a couple of stinkers!

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  3. I love the little Easter trees, Debra! I find that I have NO Easter decor. Wonder how that happened?
    Brenda

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  4. Love what you've done with your mantel. It looks EGGScellent, Debra!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Your mantle looks beautiful. Love your Easter trees, I put one up this year too. Haven't done it in a long time but thought
    our lil grandaughter would love it and she was definitely eyeing it...........
    Your monogram on the wreath looks very pretty..........so don't blame you for keeping it...
    Happy Easter, it will be here before we know it.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  6. Debra, I like the niche above your mantel. That's unusual and makes for a great focus point. Your monogram on the wreath is great! Your little friends are adorable. ;-)

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  7. Love your Easter mantel Debra! It looks beautiful. I need to touch my mantel up and then decorate. Hope your Monday was a good one.

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  8. Love your Easter Mantel Debra. Enjoy the week as we head on to Easter.
    Kris

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  9. Debra, Your Easter mantel is beautiful. I love the monogram and the cute trees.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  10. Hi Debra: Love the Easter Mantel. You always decorate so beautifully. Have a blessed Easter. Hugs, Martha

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  11. Your mantel looks great. If you find a style that works, stick with it I say. I have always admired your monogram, did you have this piece made?

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  12. We always had an Easter tree when I was a child so I especially like your pussy willows with the eggs. The monogram is quite elegant and looks great against the wreath. Love the bunnies- just enough Eastering!

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  13. You have a very pretty mantel! I love the bunnies and the trees!

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  14. Your mantel looks lovely, Debra! Love the simple but sweetness of it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. I love it. That paper mache bunny is so cute. I stick with the same mantel too. How fun that you have blooming trees!
    Have a blessed Easter.

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  16. Debra, your mantel is very fresh and festive for Easter! And I LOVE those topiaries! Happy Easter :)
    Susan

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  17. One thing I really like about your mantel is how you made that niche work out for you so well. I like the mirror hanging in it. Now you have the depth to place more pieces on your mantel. Your mantel looks great all decked out for Easter!

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  18. Just beautiful Debra. Aren't sister's the best!
    Happy Easter!!
    XO Barbara

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  19. It's all so pretty Debra! I'm loving the branches with the eggs hanging on them. So cute and springtime like.

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  20. Your new mantel looks beautiful! I hope you get some pretty blossoming branches going. Nothing prettier. Happy Easter!

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  21. Your new mantel looks beautiful! I hope you get some pretty blossoming branches going. Nothing prettier. Happy Easter!

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  22. LOVE IT Debra!! Love the monogram on your wreath and I love those pretty boxwood topiaries on the hearth! I bet your mantle looks so pretty at night with those lamps on.

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  23. Debra,
    LOVE your Easter Mantle, dear friend!!!
    Take it easy on those ladders. . .and watch for rolling eggs as you come down!!!
    I'm sure your "fur babies" thought you'd drop that little egg just for them to bat about!!! (wink)
    Love your paper mache bunny!!!
    Happy Easter!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  24. Your mantle is beautiful, love the Easter egg trees!

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  25. Thank you for joining the party Debra! I still am loving your mantel.

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  26. Beautiful, beautiful mantel Debra!!!...May you have a joyous Easter!!!

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  27. Love your mantel! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Happy Easter.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  28. How pretty Debra!! Love the Wolff vases. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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