Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mantel madness...spring edition

Almost all remainders of winter have been eliminated around here...both inside and out. That includes our mantel.

I had some leftover dried parsley from last fall, so I added that in a jar for some greenery. The dried parsley holds its color fairly well.

I love this old yellow teapot that belonged to my great aunt. The color is very cheery and I love how it balances out the yellow from the forsythias on the other side.

The other side....

I had been dying to use this old metal toolbox my dad found somewhere and gave to me. I've thought about repainting it, but I like the old look to it. It's holding the forsythias. I made the letters last spring for some fun and texture.

I just stuck some jars down in there to hold the faux branches.

I love fresh flowers in my home and these were clipped from my garden. Love!

I'm loving the fresh, spring look that matches what's going on outside our windows. : )

Party Time......
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl
Simply Creations Link Party at Simple Home Life
Addicts (not so) Anonymous Addicted to Decorating
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop at Homemaker on a Dime
Tip-Toe Thru Tuesday at Crayon Freckles
Pinspirational Thursday at The Artsy Girl Connection
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Sunday Salvation at Sassafras Salvation
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef n Training
Flaunt Your Flowers  at Tootsie Time
What I Wore/What's Up Wednesday at Rae Gun Ramblings
Sunday Roundup at A Rosie Sweet Home

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Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Love your wall color! come and follow me back! Joann

Fred Reeder Jr. said...

You sure the velvet Elvis wouldn't add something ... special to the mantel?

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your mantelscape turned out terrific, Jennifer. I really like your old teapot and toolbox. It seems we are all more than a little happy to dispose of the winter reminders.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week. It's good to have you back. ;)

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

andie jaye said...

i'm seriously in love with that toolbox! i want one! and i love that wall color? do you remember what it is? thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!