Spring Mantel; I tried.

Okay, so now that I have a mantel (even if it is just a fake one!)… and we framed in the TV, (so it a little less obnoxious), I decided it would be fun to try and join in Layla’s mantel party

 

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Well, I started decorating and realized I really don’t have a lot of mantel décor… especially long low stuff or tall high stuff…  What I do have,  it is all about the same height, and the mantel that I thought was plenty deep when we built it could easily be 5 inches deeper.

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I feel like the final look is lacking a bit.  But oh well, this is my first try people, and while I feel far more comfortable with a hammer than a vase, that is what we are all about right, getting out of our comfort zone.

 

The one thing that I really wanted to use where the roses that my hubby got me last weekend when I was in the play I talked about on Friday.  It was cute, Justin gave the roses to Etta to run up on stage and give to me.  She was so excited and I LOVED it more just for how happy she was to surprise me.  (the pictures are a little blurry, but I had to add them!)

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Anyway, I have been admiring them all weekend, and I am realizing that I love me some fresh flowers!  But also I am SO excited because the plants in my yard are just starting to leaf out (is that what you would call it?!).  This morning before breakfast Etta and I walked around and examined all the trees.  The crepe mrytles especially went form 0 to 60, with no leaves yesterday and covered today in 1 inch long leaves… I don’t know how they did it.

 

So I thought I couldn’t go wrong with more greenery, it may be too much for some, but the green really makes me happy.

 

And because I knew my daughters would love some cute bunnies, I threw in two, $1.00 glitter table topper bunnies from Wally-world.  And Etta noticed them first thing upon entering the room so my hunch was right!  Yea!

So here are a few more pictures, it has been overcast all day so the lighting was pretty bad and the pictures are kind of horrendous… but hopefully you can forgive me!

 

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In case you are wondering what is going on behind the scenes when I try to take these pictures….

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I would love to add an Easter garland.  An egg one would be fun, but who are we kidding?!  The 3 foot tall and below population in our house would have that ripped off faster than I can say ta-da!

 

If I could though I would have done something like this scalloped burlap banner in light blue and white that I found on Etsy (only one available!)

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Or I have been dreaming about making one of these egg garlands… but I need to find the plastic eggs that open on the side, cuz there is no way I am taking the time to make this from real eggs, seriously I love you Martha, but who has time for this?  NOT ME!

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