Thursday, March 22, 2018

Easter Mantel with a Vintage Touch

Since changing up my fireplace mantel is like climbing Mt. Everest, I try to keep things a little easier to decorate. If I find a piece that works well up here, it tends to stick around for awhile. The mirror, wreath and Monogram are staples here, keeping those in place, I can more easily find elements that fit the season or holiday.

I've been using this old window box since last Fall with different faux flowers and greenery. I salvaged it from our old house, and it was just about rotted through, and totally non functioning. I couldn't use it outside, but it's a perfect chippy for a Dining Room table centerpiece or up here on the mantel.

I have Mason Jars inside that make it easier to anchor the floral stems. I had darker Hydrangeas last Fall, and over Christmas they were mixed with Evergreen stems. Spring needed to be lightened up, so I'm using Spring-y looking Hydrangeas in shades from white to green to edged with pink. Who knew there could be that many lives of a Hydrangea?

My Pottery Barn lanterns are still here and since Easter is around the corner my vintage graphic cutout Rabbit and Lamb are center stage.

I added my vintage shabby cherub candlesticks to the mix, to give a little more visual interest. 

I found these standup vintage graphic cutouts on MDF board a few years ago. I love the details and they are perfect for a vintage Easter vignette.

One of the newer members of the herd is hanging out here on the hearth with the vintage white painted demi-john.

I'm participating in two Spring Home Tours in the next few days. I'm joining in with Marty from a Stroll Thru Life for her Spring Home Tour on Friday and then next week with Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for a Vintage Easter Hop. Hope to see you back Friday for more fun.

joining in here:

Sundays at Home at Little Farmstead
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z 
Inspiration Monday at Refresh Restyle
The Scoop at Worthing Court
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles
Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Design Showcase at Shabby Fufu
Share Your Style at 21 Rosemary Lane
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
Thursday Favorites at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Best of the Weekend at Ms Toody Goo Shoes


  1. Very pretty.. I just love those vintage cutouts! Have a good afternoon! Leticia

  2. It's lovely. Elegant and simple, yet very beautiful! Oh, and I'm your new follower!

  3. Love it and I adore your sheep, they are fabulous.

  4. Debra,
    Such a nice spring mantel and fireplace... The large sheep on the hearth is adorable. I reread your article to see if I missed information about the vintage looking wood carving. It is beautiful.


    1. Hi Judith, I guess I missed mentioning it. I've had it for around 7 or 8 years but it came like this just as a vintage decorative element. Not sure what it could have started as. hmmm?

  5. Love the mantel, and I feel ya for the climb. I've been on a ladder many a day recently in my basement purge project, reaching up to those highest shelves. Those flat rabbit and sheep are killer - love them, Debra. And your newest member of the herd...good thing that handsome guy has a bell on, or I'd be sneaking him away!

  6. I love your Easter animals, cute! Beautiful mantel!

  7. The symmetry is speaking to my heart, love the pretty mantel!
    Happy Spring :)

  8. Very pretty Debra. Love the sweet new lamb with his bell. Adorable.

  9. Your mantel, and really all your vignettes, are always beautiful. You always have the best lambs!

  10. Very nice! I just love your Easter animals!
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  11. Debra, you're mantle is so pretty. I especially love the bunny and lamb cutouts! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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