Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Decor




Spring is finally making its beautiful entrance to our area.  Despite roller coaster temperatures, we are now having daytime highs in the 50's and 60's. On the occasional day it's been in the 70's.  It's been wonderful weather to work in the garden cleaning up the last of the leaves. We're having mulch delivered next week so this job needs to be done.  This last month has been a very hard one for our family.  I'm so thankful that Spring has come to us just in time.





 Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
Maya Angelou

Thank you, dear blogging friends for being there for me. ♥

Meanwhile, life goes on as they say. I've enjoyed changing the inside decor to Spring.  Our new mantle in the living room has been so much fun to decorate.




  
We decided to still hang our John Shaw print  above the new mantle.  We love it in our living room. 





On the left side of the mantel I placed our pierced Rose Medallion plate along with two glass bunnies and a Lefton girl that reminds me of Anne Shirley.  My sister, Susan gave her to me as well as the two pink bunnies.  She knew I loved Depression glass and even though they are not from that era they go well with my pink Depression glass collection.  



   

Adding a little nest just made sense.





On the right side I added a Valerie Parr Hill arrangement for height.  Along with my Mama's egg and a swan and a little girl figurine they seem happy to grace the mantle.





I've had this bunny for many years and he wanted to be front and center.

I'll share our Florida room mantle and other decor soon.  Are you decorating for Spring?











32 comments:

  1. Your living room mantel looks lovely with all the Spring goodies on there. The pink glass bunnies are precious, and your mama's egg is very nice. What a treasure this is. I love the sweet bunny, and my favorite are the porcelain girls. You know, I love porcelain figurines for some reason, and have been looking around for them at garage sales, antique and vintage shops and such. They are hard to find.

    I loved this post, Martha Ellen. Easter decorating is fun, isn't it? I put a few things out over the weekend. : ) The red cardinal is beautiful, and how lucky for you to see such a special bird around your neck of the woods.

    ~Sheri

    ps The Maya Angelou quote is so special, and so true.

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    1. It was so much fun to decorate this mantel as it is much wider than it used to be. Thank you Sheri for all of your sweet comments. It's been a pleasure getting to know you, my friend. I'm looking forward to seeing your Spring decor. ♥

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  2. Lovely, Simply lovely!
    The first thing that caught my eye is that precious from and center bunny.
    So precious.
    I love to decorate for holidays and seasons.
    We have bunnies all around here now!
    Have a lovely, cozy weekend. : )

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    1. It's fun to collect seasonal items through the years. I've certainly enjoyed seeing all of your Spring decorations. ♥

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  3. The lighter, brighter days of spring do so much to lift our spirits and slowly you will find peace as these difficult days pass. I have thought of you much and prayed for all. Your Maya Angelou quote is powerful indeed, and wise.

    I have not decorated yet, I don't do much but will do it shortly. Easter decorating is not as popular in the UK as in America ~ yet! I am sure it will catch on. Your mantel is indeed quite lovely with it's spring adornments.
    ~~~Deb in Wales xoxo

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    1. Thank you Deb. Today we are getting some much needed rain. This has been one of the driest early Springs I can remember. It certainly is a great way to leave March. I'll be cleaning inside today as outside chores will have to wait. Enjoy your day. xoxo ♥

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  4. Your mantel looks lovely. I like your white and pink bunnies and the pierced plate. I just decorated my mantel with Easter in mind. Love this time of year!

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    1. Liz, it is a beautiful time of year. I hope you will be sharing your mantel. Have a wonderful day. ♥

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  5. Your friends certainly are there with you, Martha Ellen! Continuing to pray for you as your family walks a hard path.

    I am glad that spring is bringing a bit of cheer. Your new mantle is looking lovely with its spring dress! Of course, I think that mantle would look lovely even if it was completely bare (dentil molding . . . be still my heart!), but your spring decorations are really beautiful and I love that some of the items have family history.

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    1. Cheryl, I appreciate your prayers so much. Thank you. Spring is a reminder that there is rebirth of the earth as well as rebirth of our souls.
      Have a happy day, my friend. ♥

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  6. Everything looks so lovely! I love the mantle! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Love your mantle, simple and perfect.

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    1. We are very happy with it. Thank you for stopping by. ♥

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  8. I love those red walls and the bunnies are so adorable!

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  9. Hi Martha Ellen. I am glad you made it through the winter. I know it is has been a long one for you. Love the bird print above your mantle. It's a pretty piece of artwork. Spring looks good there! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana. John Shaw was a local artist that painted many nature scenes. We have a couple pieces of his artwork. Enjoy your weekend. xo ♥

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  10. Your mantel is beautifully decorated for spring. You are going to have so much fun decorating it through the year. Very happy that spring has well and truly arrived. I hope that I can say the same in a few weeks' time. In the meantime, the snow is gently falling...

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    1. Oh Vee, our daughter said the same about the snow. Hopefully it will be short lived. ♥

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  11. Oh Martha!! the bunny is so adorable..

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  12. I like how you placed everything so nice on your mantle. I havent decorated my mantle or anything yet, but you've inspired me. I do like the print very much. I wish I could get my husband to remove the mirror over our mantle.
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you, Betsy. I do like mirrors above a mantle as well. Have a nice weekend. ♥

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  13. The house looks so pretty and festive. I love your decorations.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Spring days make it easy to add cheer to our home. Thank you, Amalia. Have a wonderful day. xo ♥

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  14. Hi! I wanted to stop by to tell you how much I appreciate your prayers for my surgery last Monday. Diana posted a prayer request on her blog and I am full of gratitude! I am slowly recovering but wanted you to know how very much I appreciate you thinking of me. :-) Love your mantle decorations and I look forward to following you on your blog, it's been a pleasure getting to know you. Have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Jill, I'm so happy to hear you are on the mend. Diana is a sweetie to keep us all informed on your surgery. Do take it easy as you recover.
      Thank you so much for your comments on our new mantel. It's so nice to decorate for Spring. Have restful day. ♥

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  15. I have decorated some. I adore spring and love the beauty surrounding us. Everything is blooming nicely. Your mantel looks so pretty. The bunny is adorable. Happy spring and thank you for the sweet birthday wishes.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I need to upload a few more photos of Spring in our home. Happy Spring! ♥

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  16. I just knew your living room mantel would look lovely with all the Spring Décor on it ... and it does.

    Good wishes for April

    All the best Jan

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