Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Mantel in the Sitting Room

Inspired by this mantle series by The Lettered Cottage I finally got a vision for our sitting room mantle. I took the first step by completely removing everything on the mantle except for the AK painting that you may remember back from this post.
Everything else came from stuff that I already had and after playing a while and mixing it up until it was just right, I came up with this!

Being Spring and Easter time, I knew I wanted to work my robin's eggs in there somewhere.

My honeysuckle bush is blooming out in our yard which has added to more than one bouqets around the house. I love bring it's scent inside.

One thing I learned from the mantle series is that you can never go wrong with papers and/or books. I had an old childhood Bible that was pretty tattered and another old yet New ;) Testament I had found in the attic here. So I put those in a tarnished silver bowl I picked up at Goodwill the other day along with a book Adam's grandfather wrote, Darkness is Light, and ta da! I'm done until summer when I get to re-decorate my mantle all over again.


  1. i like those colors, looks nice. what is that to the left of the mantel in the first picture???? looks interesting.... any more signs of the big cat?????? ramona

  2. Thanks for the updates!! You never cease to inspire me!

  3. hi! i'm a good friend of shelly moore and i LOVE your style and taste. i've been following your blog for a few years and just think your family is precious. and i'm loving your new house updates!

  4. Hey Ramona. The thing in the bottom corner is a lamp I picked up at a garage sale last summer. It has one of those amber colored shades on it...

  5. Love the Bibles and the book Billy Renstrom wrote too. Very sentimental and nostalgic touch to your sitting room.