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Sunday, February 16, 2014


Mantel Decor

I’ve changed my mantel décor again.  I know, you’re not surprised.  You may be surprised that I am calling this blue and yellow mantel “President’s Day” décor though.

American Heritage plate

I love the color red, but during Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s, there was red on the mantel.  I was ready for a change.  So, I got out a couple of my American Heritage Millennium Collection by Churchill.

American Heritage Plate

I bought these plates at a flea market a few years ago, but when I’ve shown them on my blog before, someone said they were giveaways at a grocery store the year of the Millennium.  I love the combination of blue and yellow.

American Heritage Plate


Staffordshire Ironstone

This little bowl depicts Mount Vernon on Staffordshire Ironstone.

Royal Warwick plate

Okay, I ran out of patriotic dishes in blue, so I confess, this is a scene in Scotland, produced by Royal Warwick.  I’m pretending that it represents “purple mountains majesty” and “sea to shining sea”.

mantel decor

I think everyone is really ready for Spring, and so am I.  The little tiny green leaves poking out between these wood flowers make me think of Spring popping out.

Mantel Decor


Mantel Decor

It won’t be long before I’ll be changing the mantel to greens in preparation for Cuisine Kathleen’s St. Patrick’s Day Blog Crawl.  I look forward to her annual Blog Crawl every year.  Kathleen is a riot, and she makes the blog crawl so much fun.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  laurie 

This post is partying at Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, and Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here.

11 comments: said...

It looks great Laurie! I too, ripped off the red and went with some touches of spring in the family room~I think we're all a little desparate!

Savannah Granny said...

I absolutely love the mantel. Blue and yellow are my favorite colors and I love that plate. The wood roses are so pretty and unique. I know most everyone is ready for spring. This has been a long and cruel winter.
Thanks for the touch of spring,
xoxo Ginger

Sarah said...

Laurie, I wish I had some of your energy to change things up around here. Your blue and yellow is refreshing. Like it!

Lady Katherine said...

Just love these dishes

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Such a pretty vignette, I love seeing how you put things together, always so beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, Your mantel is gorgeous and I love your dishes and the inspiration this brings for spring. Blue and yellow is so fresh and pretty.
Yes we are so ready here too and this week is expected to hit in the 70's.
Have a great week.

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Laurie. Love the colors and different pieces you used for this mantel.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wonderful job! Love the mix of things on the mantel. Those are great plates- both of them! I'm definitely ready for spring but I can't get too anxious as I know I have to get through all of March first!

Marigene said...

What a lovely and yellow are so cheery during what seems to be the longest stretch of winter dreariness before spring finally arrives.
Have a wonderful week, Laurie!

xinex said...

You always decorate your mantel so beautifully, Laurie. I love those plates. I have a whole set of them and they are one of my favorites....Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Love this. One of these days I'm going to have to do some President decorating, but not this year. LOL!

- Alma, The Tablescaper