Tuesday, March 27, 2012

***Spring Mantle***

Hey guys!! Sorry I have been away not this past Friday but the Friday before Jackson was having a temper tantrum and threw a toy phone at our desk which knocked over my coffee and spilled all over our laptop!!! AHHH Someone save me from the terrible two's! Anyhow later that day it wouldn't turn on so a friend of ours knows his ways around computers and finally got it to work, but the keyboard and mouse don't work so we are using a usb keyboard and mouse until we can either find someone to fix it or just eventually buy a new laptop. I am so glad that it works though! I had good intentions to show you our Spring mantle this past Sunday, but we were working out back getting stuff out for the bulk trash pickup. My husband was snapping these big palm tree leaves in half and a peice broke off and went in to his leg, he could barely even walk so we headed to the ER. It actually went into to different spots in his leg one on the side of his knee and the other in the back of his calf, they were able to get the one on the side of the knee out pretty fast but the calf one wasn't so easy. They ended up having to do an ultrasound to see where it was at and then cut open his leg some to get it out! Here's a picture of what came out!

Alright, now on to my Spring Mantle! 
Here's a full view. I didn't spend any money creating this look! Love that!

 After Christmas I placed this arrangement in the center on the mantle, I had this in the kitchen before. I added some green hydrangeas and feathers to it.

Here's a closeup of the arrangement.

 To the sides I kept my urns from Kirkland's on either side and added a flower covered egg that I made last year along with a candlestick and birds nest that I also made a few years ago I got the idea from Liz at Savvy Seasons and a moss bunny from Michael's.

A view of the other side.

For the bottom I added a spring/easter candle ring to my candles and on one side I have a vase and some greenery.

The other side I added a bird cage filled with more flower covered eggs and little chick inside and some greenery.

Here's a closeup of the bird cage.


If your wondering on how to make the eggs I just bought a bag of plastic eggs and a hydrangea bush that I pulled all of the flowers off and glued them on with a hot glue gun its a little time consuming but they turn out so pretty! I am going to be making some more for some Easter tablescapes. We are hosting Easter this year so I will be sharing with you our tables soon!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the week!!


Joining Marty for Tabletop Tuesday

And Debbie's Newbie Reunion Party!!
Debbie is just too sweet! When I first started blogging she featured me, I was so excited!! She is always there to help and is so kind. Thanks, Debbie!!


Melissa Miller said...

Oh my you have had a busy few weeks. Yikes! I'm sorry about your laptop and your hubby. How scary.

Your Easter decor looks amazing! Love those chicks on the candles. I'm going to try that soon.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Allyson, you haven't had a dull moment, have you?! Glad to know that your hubby is ok! Your mantel looks great; and I love that hydrangea egg! Can't wait to see your Easter table!

Maria Elena said...

I am sorry to hear about your husband and also your laptop. When it rains, it pours! Glad to know you guys are ok. Your mantle looks so beautiful! Your Spring decor is so pretty! I love the birdcage!

Jane said...

First of all, glad to hear everything had a (pretty much) happy ending! Your mantel is so cute - I really like your little birds on the candlesticks. I have copied that idea from Liz also - so clever!! Jane

Savvy Seasons said...

Hey Sweetie,
Oh my, so sorry to hear about your pc and hubby...YIKES! Glad all is well now.

Your mantle looks so pretty and spring-e! I love the birdcage and the baby chick and floral inside. You are so creative. Love the moss rabbits, too! Well done, girl! Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

CAS said...

The mantel looks so nice. I have one of those narrow mantels, too. They can be a challenge, right....lol? Love the little flower covered eggs - so sweet.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Glad you are back and running...Your mantle is beautiful...love the arrangement on the mantel and the hearth...Love all the flowers and birds, my favorite things to decorate with...

Happy Spring!

Heather's Stitches said...

OMYGOSH! You have been very busy these last few weeks!

Your decorations are so nice!

Cynthia said...

Sorry to hear about your PC and your husband.

The mntle looks so pretty I love what you did with birdcage.

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Allyson, left comment but blogger erased it, saying error!!!Also sorry to hear about your husband and laptop. Hope all is better. Happy and Blessed Easter!I love your chicks and egg decor ideas!!!I love hydrangeas!!!Just so pretty as usual, your home. Take care your friend, Emelia.

Debbiedoo's said...

WOW girl, you have had a hecka of a week. Sorry to hear all that. You are so sweet to join the party. It feels like forever ago that you started. I am happy you did! Your mantel looks so pretty.

Jeanne said...

I had one of those palm pieces in my foot that very same size. The Florida ER couldn't find it, they said it would work out on it's own. 4 months later back in Ohio, I went to a podiatrist and she couldn't find it either. A MRI showed only the very tip as a dot and she wasn't sure it was anything, but she surgically went in and didn't find it after 30 minutes of probing. She was giving up and one last stab at it produced the HUGE piece. She called in the entire office staff and doctors to see how huge it was and show them the MRI dot. I still have a big scar. It's hard to imagine I moved to Florida and now have a big palm in my front yard! Saw you on The Graduate linky party!

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Ally, let's hope this week will be far better for the 3 of you. The hydrangeas look fabulous and I'm loving the birds on your mantel/mantle. You know how mantels catch my eye...love them. Hope you get time to join Linky Follower too just in case...you know we never knew GFC would go away.
Thanks, Helen

Pamela said...

Your mantle is beautiful! I have the baby version of your clock. I got it at HomeGoods last month.


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