Showing posts with label SPRING MANTEL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SPRING MANTEL. Show all posts

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Spring Mantel 1
You may be able to tell that I am dreaming of flowers in bloom.

Monday, May 2, 2011


bird eggs-vert
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mantel closup

blackout When I took the Easter décor off my mantel, I had Birds, Butterflies, Blooms, and Bows on the Brain!  (And you thought I didn’t have a brain!  Yeah, declaring, in writing, that I have a brain is  probably stretching again!)  I didn’t really have blackouts on the brain, but we had one shortly after I got all of these b’s cluttering our mantel (due to the bad weather), so I lit the candles for a little blackout ambiance!
I am joining these fun events (click on the button to go to the host blog):

home sweet hm fri
thrifty things fri(The “paintings” of flowers cost $3 each at a discount store; the 2 plates that feature birds were picked up for less than $5 at yard sales, and my champagne buckets were less than $8 each at yard sales.  I hope they will work for my contribution to Thrifty Things Friday and Vintage Inspiration Friday.) 

You can blame this post on Debby at Just Breathe.  I was so sure that everybody in Blogville was sick of seeing me change the scenery on my mantel.  Then, in a comment on my last post, Debby made the mistake of asking me what is on my mantel now that Easter is over.  Debby, you may be the only person who cares, so this post is for you!
It was so kind of you to come by for a visit.  Thanks! laurie

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I’ve completely dried up! No ideas for blog posts. No ideas for crafts (as if I ever had any of those). No ideas for photos from my home. No ideas at all!


I do have some news. Recently, I became a queen! And I have proof! I was crowned Queen by Laura at Décor to Adore, when I linked to her wedding party. I earned the crown by posting bridesmaids dresses that were judged pitiful pretty princess. At least that’s what Laura is telling me. There was a category for pitiful princess and one for pretty princess. You know that when I got married (in the late 60’s), there weren’t any pretty princess bridesmaids dresses.


Let me show you what a queen wins (whether her princess dresses are pretty or pitiful).



With loot like that, I don’t even care if my bridesmaids’ dresses were pretty or pitiful! Be sure to visit Décor to Adore. Laura is having blog auctions to purge some of her treasures, and she DOES have some treasures!

When you see my minimalist Spring fireplace mantel, you will KNOW that I really am out of ideas. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this much of the top of my mantel! [I’m sure there are real minimalists out there, who are saying (probably in a very loud voice), THAT’S MINIMALIST?] But, if you’ve been to my blog before, you know this IS minimal for Laurie.

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mantel mos 2

I am linking my Spring mantel (what little there is to it) to The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays. Isn’t her new button pretty?


Even though I’m a dried up old queen, this old queen hasn’t given up …yet. I’ll be back Friday evening to post SOMETHING for Favorite Things, and I hope you’ll join me by sharing some of your favorites. Thanks for visiting a dried up old queen! laurie