Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Treasures and Trinkets Thursday - My Easter Mantel

Okay folks, it's time for our weekly Treasures & Trinkets Thursday!

Let's get through the rules quickly so you can link up and get started.
1. Link up something you love, but it has to be something you own
2. Link back to my blog on your post, cause it's the nice thing to do. :)
3. Grab my Treasures and Trinkets button so you won't forget the party next week! :)

Yesterday I said I was going to show you what I did with these when I turned them from this...
To this...............

Well here we go! I worked on my mantel for Easter a couple of days ago. Thought you might like to see what I did! :)
Here it is.............

See these sweet little bunnies.......they sway back and forth when you touch them. :) They have some very cute details. See the pink, cream and purple part on the bottom of her's covered in a clear glass mosaic. So cute! I tucked little eggs here and there all over the mantel. See the picture behind the bunny??
It's actually this.....
an antique puzzle. There's one on the other end of the mantel as well. I just LOVE these puzzles!

Here's the other end of the mantel...... I love the pitcher! I got it one summer at an auction. I had to bid on an entire box of junk to get that piece, but I'm glad I did!

Here it is up close. Those little roses are all made of a bisque porcelain... I do adore this piece. :)

Here's the plate I put in the middle...I got it at my favorite local antique place, Peddler's Mall. I think I only paid $5 bucks for it!

I just love the sweet little pink roses!
Beside the plate, to the right, I have this little bird bath that I used to use in my bathroom as a soap dish until my hubby knocked it off and broke it. I glued it back together and thought I would use it to hold bird seed out on my patio, but I grabbed it to use on my mantel because it was white....who cares if it has some cracks! (and some glue showing...shhh...don't tell!) LOL It's gonna go on my patio after Easter though. :)

I have these topiaries that always flank the sides of my fireplace. I thought they would be cute with easter eggs....what do you think? :)

Here's one more look! :)
Hope you enjoyed it! Don't forget to link up!
I'm linking up to Strut your stuff @ Somewhat simple
and My Romantic Home's Show & Tell Friday.



Anonymous said...

Oh my. I just knew it was going to be fantastic. Its even better than that. First, I looove your mantel, the painting and frame above it, the antique puzzles - what a cute touch. The plate and pitcher are gorgeous. The topiaries look great with the eggs. Just perfect. I don't see the cracks or glue. I'm too dazzled with everything. And the candlesticks are fabulous. I was outdoors all day too. The weather is wonderful.

afistfullofweeds* said...

Melissa your mantel is beautiful!! I Love Love that rose picture!! And the screen!! Love it all!! Rhonda

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Melissa!

Oh what a cute decorated mantel! Everything looks so pretty! Love it all.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Tanza said...

Hi Melissa,
Just loving it ALL !! BEAUTIFUL, and soo Spring here !! I LoVe your pink candles on them .. Everyhting you touch .. simply sweet .. Heres wishing you and yours a very Blessed, fun Easter celebration ~
hugs ~tea~xo

Susan said...

Dear Melissa...Wow, you did a great job! Loved looking at all your lovely treasures. And WOW! You are a new blogger and already have quite a following. GOOD FOR YOU! Sincerely, Susan

One Cheap B*tch said...

Your mantel is beautiful! I don't have one - boo! So I'll just pretend your's is mine - lol! I love that antique puzzle - very unusual!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very pretty mantle!~Patti

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks guys! :) I'm glad you like my Easter mantel...I bet I re-did it 4 or 5 times before I got it the way I liked it. LOL I love Easter and all it stands for!! I try to decorate with all those wonderful pastels as much as possible, while celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ! :) Hope you guys have a wonderful Easter week!

A Southern Rose said...

I love your Easter mantle. It turned out so beautiful. I love the rose picture. I use to have 2 mantles in my old house and I always loved to decorate them. My little cottage that I have now doesn't have one and I miss it. I even thought of getting a portable fireplace ...just to decoarate. Lol But can't seem to find an empty wall to put it on. LOL

Happy Easter.
Lee Laurie

Robyn said...

Melissa, your Easter mantle looks LOVELY! Springish and Easterish all at once! Your surround is just gorgeous as well!

Unknown said...

Your mantel vignette is so charming, Melissa! I love how you shabbified those candlesticks and those toparies are fabulous!

Thank you so much for follwing me and welcome! I'm so glad you did, now I've found you too! *hugs*


Anonymous said...


Your mantel is beautiful. I have a collection of antique limoges that look just like that plate! I have an ironstone bowl filled with glittered eggs on my mantel as well. GMTA! (Just posted)
Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter and all the wonders of spring, my friend.


Susan said...

I love your mantel!! Actually I have that same pitcher and just like you I love it!! I got mine at Goodwill!! My favorite place to shop!!

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