Out with the old...

and in with the new. I put all the Easter decorations away today. Then came the dilemma of what to do with the mantel. I think it needs something but the TV above provides a true challenge. So I went shopping at home to see what I could come up with. After a few tries I came up with this.

(Let me apologize up front for the photo quality. I clearly did not miss my calling as a photographer!) The Easter bunny brought me these little numbered pots. I got a 1, 2 & 3. I put a bug in my hubby's ear a few weeks ago when we were shopping. Number one looks nice next to my DIY Mercury Glass.

Number 3 looks nice on top of some books. I love using books in decorating. They add height & color. I like to look at books at other peoples' homes - you can tell alot about someone by the books in their homes ( I think you can tell alot about people by looking at what they have in their shopping carts, too!)

I snagged my big wrought iron container from under a side table in the living room for one end of the mantle. I took a frame I had in a cabinet and made the little 'B' with my Cricut & some scrapbook paper. Kind of cute, I think! The fresh flowers were taken from my dining room table centerpiece. They have a few good days left in them I think.

Getting ready for summer with some shells in an apothecary jar. The tag clearly lets us know that it's still 'le printemps' or spring.

I got this 'new' look just by shopping my house. Luckily I have a lot of stuff! I am liking the neutral-ish color pallette. I wasn't quite ready for a bright summer yet.

I am linking up to Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home and Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage.


Your mantel look fantastic! I love the way you have used books in your display and the large apothecary jar is fabulous. Don't you just love it when you can going shopping in your own house!
I love shopping the house for treasures that take on a new look in a different space! Your mantle looks great- well done! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)
KK said…
you did s great job with the mantle. the tv and the decor do not compete. they compliment each other nicely and do not look cluttered. it looks very nice.
Kerrie said…
dang, please come to my home in KC and help me spruce it up. my most exciting recent "decorating" feat was to have my husband paint our upstairs hallway RED. as far as arranging things, i am clueless. this all looks so nice!

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