mantel of the month

Finally, we find our thoughts wandering toward spring and grant ourselves another glorious reason to redecorate our mantel! Our March Mantel is adorned with layers of white and beige vintage doilies placed haphazardly at angles which highlight the delicate patterns of the various laces. The ornamentally carved work on the frame of the mirror above the mantel echos similar patterns in the doilies. And, what would Spring be without the green of new growth and flowers? The florals are balanced by placing some on the corner of the mirror in addition to placing some in the vase on the mantel. Vintage postcards are wonderful miniature pieces of artwork that add color and interest to the pretty frame and mirror. Amethyst crystal bobeches in various shapes and sizes are a sensational accent to the candleholders and set the pace for our color scheme. Crystals are superb in any decorating theme and they come in so many fabulous sizes, shapes and colors. We chose beautifully patterned china to add the finishing touches to our mantel, but one special piece of china can be your inspirational starting point! Let your creative spirit flow freely and have fun decorating your spring mantel.

Easter Blessings,
Martha and Roberta