Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Another Mantel




We have another mantel in our Florida room that is fun to decorate for Spring.  There is another one in our family room downstairs, but I won't be showing photos.  Our grandson Samuel has it decorated with Transformers and various items that he collects.  Let's just say it's not too Spring looking.




We've had fun over the years with these topsy-turvy eggs.  Some of their expressions describe our family members.  I printed out the banner from Ann's site--Here  She has lovely things to print and great ideas.  I really should have cleaned the copper sconces on the wall--please ignore the tarnish!






I have quite a few pieces of Jim Shore.  I'm sure you recognize his work.






The little sheep salt and pepper shakers had to come home with me a few years ago.  The little bunnies came from the Dollar Tree this year. You can't beat a dollar for these little cuties.




Years ago I made this egg and chick in ceramics.  Today it holds the egg tree.




I have a couple of these Beatrix Potter flower vases that are nice to put out in the Spring.




My Mama gave me this little Easter basket.  I must bring it out every year as it is the last gift I received from her. ♥










48 comments:

  1. That's a fun mantel with the rabbit leaping over the egg moons. I do live under a rock, which is why I didn't recognize the scenes in the eggs. They're cute, too.

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    1. Vee, Jim Shore has a charming style that incorporates old quilt patterns in his work. It's a country style that appeals to my love of old quilts. Have a nice day, my friend. ♥

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  2. You have such a beautiful mantle! I love the decor!

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  3. Very pretty again. Of course, I think we'd all love to see Samuel's mantel!
    I also love the work of Jim Shore. We do not find it very often here in Wales though, so I love seeing your sweet Jim Shore pieces.
    ~~~Waving~~~Deb in Wales xoxo

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    1. Deb, I don't know that you would be interested in the many faces of Transformers! Samuel has full reign of the downstairs including decorating and cleaning. It's a good deal for both of us! Have a wonderful afternoon. xoxo ♥

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  4. The topsy turvy eggs are so cute and I like your Jim Shore pieces. The sheep s & p shakers are sweet. Loved seeing your egg tree and the cute basket your mom had given you.

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    1. We always get a laugh over our topsy turvy eggs, Liz. We've had them for years now. Have a wonderful day. ♥

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  5. I love seeing your decorating...makes me envious because with 4 cats, decorating is near impossible! Happy Spring, my friend, XOXO

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    1. Susan, four kitties would definitely put the brakes on decorating. I know you love them. How do you ever keep them out of your crafting and baking? Happy Spring to you, my friend. XOXO ♥

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  6. Oh how fun, how cute and how precious! This is the cutest little Easter basket which holds dear memories for you! Thank you for sharing such darling decor Martha Ellen!

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    1. Betsy, thank you for your sweet comments. I always enjoy seeing your lovely decor. ♥

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  7. Lovely.
    So beautiful...so spring!
    My favorite?
    The precious basket from your Mama. : )

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    1. Thank you, Billie Jo. My favorite as well, dear one. ♥

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  8. It's so wonderful to see all of your Springtime treasures, Martha Ellen! Just lovely! It always feels like a celebration and a real comfort to mark the changing seasons with our beloved treasures. Sending Springtime hugs, my friend! ♡

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    1. Sending Springtime hugs to you dear, Dawn. It's always nice hearing from you! ♥

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  9. thanks so much for stopping by. Love all the springness here. :)
    A Martha West sent a pretty card to my husband...no blog name, tho, so I am lost...are you the one..?

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    1. Thank you for coming by, BJ. That's not me even though I wish I knew where to send him a card. Thinking of you, BJ. ♥

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  10. You have so many charming Easter decorations, Martha! The eggs on the mantel made me smile--love their expressions! A friend surprised me this year by sending me a Easter banner for my fireplace that she made with her Cricut machine.

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    1. Pat, my nephew's wife has one as well. She makes the loveliest pieces. I hope you share your banner with us. Happy Spring! ♥

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  11. Martha Ellen, first of all, I love your Header, it's very nice. The Beatrix Potter vase is delightful. Those books sure are fun to read. I like the ceramic egg and chick too. Many years ago, I took a pottery class and made a few things for Christmas. Those little dollar bunnies are too cute. I have a store near my home, so I'll check and see if they have any. Your home is decorated just right for Easter, and it really looks charming, Martha Ellen.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, you always say the sweetest things. I do appreciate it. The Dollar Tree sometimes has some cute things. I hope your's carries these little salt and pepper shaker bunnies. Have a great evening! ♥

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  12. This is pretty! I love the eggs with their thoughtful expressions. It is so nice to meet an egg with personality.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Amalia, these eggs have been a joy to us for many years now. I love the expressions. Glad you love them too! Have a great day. xo ♥

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  13. I absolutely adore all your decorations, so precious! And those eggs, I love them too cute!! Everything came together so nicely :-) Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Jill, thank you for your comments. Spring is a great time to change up the decor a little. Have a great day! ♥

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  14. Adorable eggs and those cute bunnies. A welcoming mantel to say hello to spring and the upcoming Easter holiday.

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  15. So beautiful decorations.. I love the Easter eggs... they are so cute..

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    1. The Easter eggs are a hit, Krishna. Have a nice afternoon. ♥

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  16. Sweet decorations, Martha Ellen. I like those eggs on the mantle! They do look like fun.

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    1. Thank you, Dotsie. We've enjoyed them through the years. Have a nice evening. ♥

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  17. I love your Easter mantel, it looks lovely.

    I think you've spurred me on to getting my few Easter décor items out ...

    Enjoy the rest of your week and have a good weekend too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan, It's fun to change up the decor around here. I hope your weekend is wonderful. ♥

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  18. So pretty. I love those eggs! They are eggsactly what I need (had to say that). Never seen any like it. I need to decorate right now, after all Easter is next Sunday. I love your mantles. I can't get one done and you have two beautifully decorated. I have to rummage around in the attic to find my stuff.
    Happy Weekend and thank you for your visit
    betsy

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    1. Betsy, I can't remember where I bought those eggs. I've have never seen them again. Happy Weekend to you as well. ♥

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  19. Oh my gosh, I love the faces on those EGGS...that is so adorable.

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    1. Pam, I have to smile every time I see them. Have a great evening. ♥

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  20. This is a cozy post and glad to see the mantle lovelies. The egg faces brought a smile to mine as did the thought of a transformer mantle. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, eh? (smile)

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    1. Nice to have you here Sandra. Samuel has quite a collection of Transformers and all of the things he enjoys. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I hope you are doing well, my friend. ♥

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  21. What a pretty mantel . . . they are so fun to decorate with the seasons. I love Jim Shore's creations, he is quite detailed and wonderful. This is my first visit, but I feel among friends and have become your newest follower. I hope that you will come visit my blog, too. My welcome mat is always out.
    Connie :)

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    1. It's so nice to meet you, Connie. Thank you for following and I must come visit. You are welcome here. Kindred spirits find each other. ♥

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  22. Love that slate blue wall Martha, it is a marvelous backdrop for all those Easter delights. The pastel-colored pussywillow buds are too cute!

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    1. The wall color just suits our Florida room, Jeri. The old egg tree is ancient, but still comes out at Easter. Have a nice day. ♥

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  23. The little Easter basket from your Mother is a wonderful memento. And I love anything B. Potter! Lots of pretty things...even those Topsy turvy eggs...how funny! We all need a sense of humor and some fun! Enjoy your week and thank you so much for your prayers my friend. Hugs, Diane

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    1. A sense of humor keeps me sane, Diane. I'm so glad things are better with you both. ♥

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  24. Easter blessings to you, Martha Ellen.

    ~Sheri

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  25. What a treasure that little basket from your mother is! And of course I love the little bunnies, especially the ones snuggled inside the eggs. They are charming!

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