The Mantel Saga

I got busy early this morning, and removed the Valentine's decor from the living room, entry, and dining room.  Then it all started..... what to use for "pre-Spring" on the mantel.  Well, I think I've nailed it after much contemplation and tweaking.

The first thing I did was make a wreath to hang on the mirror above the mantel.  I wanted something different.  So I went to my 'stash of stuff', and this is the result.


I used a green work wreath and added aqua mesh, white ribbon, and pink geraniums.  I kept the shutters on the mantel, added the blue sewing drawer, a small angel bust, and a faux plant.


I liked it, BUT, decided it might be too "Springy" for the season between winter and spring.  So I changed it. I removed the bright colors, and used the burlap wreath I made a long time ago.  I added neutral colored objects to the mantel.

Nice neutral vignettes.  Y'all know I need a pop of color!!
My husband and I went out for lunch and stopped off at a favorite consignment shop where I found this Studio 56 plate for $3.99.  Brought it home for the mantel.


Better in my opinion.

I did some work to the wreath.  The burlap had become a bit droopy since it was first made, so I added some wired burlap ribbon around the wreath, and made a sash bow for it to liven it up a little.



 My Willow Tree collection.


Bust, book I made, and faux grass.


The final product.  I think it will work just fine until I bring out the Spring!!

Where is the new wreath you ask?


On the front door for now!

Oh, and what else did I find at the consignment shop?


This sweet "Fresh Linens" sign, now hanging on my linen closet door!!

So how are you decorating right now?

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Sunday Show Off Linky Party @ Twigg Studios
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