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Saturday, March 24, 2012


In my previous post, I told you that I love having a mantel to decorate.  I love it so much that I treat other things in our home as if they were mantels. 
piano top

topiary left
box left
box right
garland closeup
easter song
This really is my piano, which is in the study in our home.
While I’m in the study with my camera, I’ll show you our bookcase (which houses a lot of things other than books).  This case is already sooo cluttered inside, but I have cluttered it even more by adding Easter d├ęcor outside the cabinet.
I just hope I don’t have to get anything from inside this cabinet before Easter!
On the piano:  Small glittered houses were purchased last year from Celestina Marie’s Etsy; Bunny tags with the cute cotton tails (which you may have also noticed on my real mantel in the previous post)  were purchased a couple of years ago from Lynn at the Vintage Nest.  The two little boxes I decorated were purchased at an estate sale.  Each contained a deck of playing cards.
On the bookcase:  Glittered bunny standing under a floral limb was from Karen Harvey Cox at A Scrapbook of Inspiration last year. 
Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I love having visitors.  laurie


Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, You are the mantel Queen! I love your style. What fun to be able to look at all these beautiful Easter decorations and other lovely items. I like a look that has lot's to see. The more you look the better it gets. I love the post card of the Bunny portrait..all those cute liitle's like 19 bunnies and counting! I need to go over the photo's again..I know I missed something! Have a great day..

Anonymous said...

Your piano can certainly be a mantel! I just love the heck out of it! Look at all your pretties! I'm just in hog heaven when I come over here.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sonny G said...

anywhere you can put that many pretties is a GOOD place..

lovin all the bunnies and bunny decor.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your Easter collection. Like the bunny family portrait. :D
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

vignette design said...

I thought your piano was your mantel at first. Love your Easter collection. I spied plaid lampshades on your piano! I'm having my first linky party, hopefully, if I can figure it out. For National Tartan Day. I know you have tartan! Happy weekend to you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your Easter decor is wonderful. I must say I didn't do a lot this year. Other things going on, but I have a few bunnies out I will share soon. Hugs, Linda

The Tablescaper said...

That's interesting. Give me a table any day. It's the mantels that challenge me!

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

Laurie, it's always fun to see your holiday mantels. Such fun bunnies at your place. Thanks for sharing....Sarah

Palomasea said...

Dear Laurie, I love this! Your home is a treasure trove of enchantment...those bunnies! Just your whimsy.
- Irina

maryland said...

Thanks for putting up, very good stuff, It is pretty ideal for everyone.
Thank you!

kitchen faucets said...

Many Thanks, I'm very glad to peer your post
An interesting dialogue is worth comment
Thank you!

xinex said...

I love your Easter decor, Laurie. So many nice things to look at, very entertaining....Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

HI Laurie,
You always have the cutest decor around! I always love seeing all your great finds, the piano is simply charming!
Hugs friend,

Dawn Marie said...

Hi Laurie, thank you for stopping by and thank you for keeping me in your prayers...means the world to me as I firmly believe God hears us, and sometimes thru his grace we are granted a miracle! I love your decorations, you always seem to have the cutest things.

Jewel Sauls said...

I LOVE your mantles and am always ready to see another! Your bookshelf is wonderful. I would love to be able to visit in person some day and see all your gorgeous decorations! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Debbie said...

Just plain out wow.

I love this. My very favorite things are the little box/book looking things with the sheet music in them. I just love that.

Sue said...

Laurie, I love how you have all those cards hanging in front of your bookcase. And I LOVE the bunny banner made from sheet music on the piano! Just too cute. I bet the grands just love seeing all of this. Your house is always so festively decorated for the holidays. hugs, Sue

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh Miss Laurie what a beautiful mantel your piano makes and it sure isn't 'just another mantel', it's extraordinary!!!

What a beautiful job you did girl!

God bless ya and have yourself a blissful weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Jacqueline said...

Laurie, you are always so amazing. I just love every little touch. How long does it take? The cute little bunnies out of music are something I would love to get around to doing. So many fabulous ideas - so little time!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Laurie, you are amazing. What wonderful decorations! I was thinking of you the other day
and told my husband about your Holiday closet.
Told him I was thinking I needed one. He chuckled
and said the Barn was available. Not quite
what I had in mind! Hahahaha...
Your home looks beautiful. Have a wonderful