Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Easter Mantel

I put this mantel together last week but it needed a rabbit so I didn't show 'til
I made a trip to Pier 1 and bought this cutie.
I took his ribbon and the silly eggs that were glued to him off.
Immediately, he looked better.
Here's the long view. 
I just kept adding things until I had a little garden vignette.
The wreath I got last year at Pier 1 after Easter at 90% off!
What a deal! Especially, since I'd wanted it when it was regular price.
Oh..I've been having fun the last few days helping people put together their Easter table decor at work.
A nice lady came in with her Mother today and they were getting pretty things to make 
her Mom's house ready for Easter.
She wanted two lanterns to put on the table.
I suggested three...with one of them being larger and filling it with a little nest and a sweet bird.
She thought I was a genius with this idea.
I didn't tell her it was a standard decor item on the blogs.
I just let her think I was a decorating genius.
They were very happy leaving with several sacks of Easter goodies.
I buy a few packages of eggs every year too after Easter...
a person can never have too many faux Easter eggs.
This isn't even all of them. I limited my palette here to blue, green and yellow.
I still have lavenders and pinks in another basket.
See how sweet that bunny is? He was really tacky when he had his ribbon and eggs glued to him.
Such a small thing can make such a difference.
I've also decorated the dining room buffet for Easter and am working on the 
dining room table. I'll show that soon.

Oh...I love Easter stuff and the promise of Spring!

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52 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love your bunny!

Jen said...

Your Mantel is BEAUTIFUL.

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, your mantel is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh how cute!! Note to self buy more faux eater eggs...

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

What a great job you did! Your mantel is so beautiful!
Happy Spring!
~Wendy

Debby said...

I love all the pictures. Your banner is adorable. It makes me a little sad. I had a mini lop ear bunny just like the one on the left. I let an after school program keep her after I left as a director. I asked the director that took over for me how she was and she doesn't remember the bunny. I think that whom ever took her home for break kept her but it still makes me sad that I don't know what happened to her.

TiKiMOOSE said...

Nita,
You've certainly out done yourself again!!! A very charming and happy
spring vignette, I could just stare at it for hours, looking for little hidden details. I love that wreath and what a great deal!
That is a great little bunny too.
Can't wait to see you hutch.
Happy Spring!

Olive said...

But you are a decorating genius! The mantle is beautiful.

sheri said...

Oh, it's all so Pretty!

Sonia said...

So pretty Nita! The color palette is so soft and spring! Gorgeous mantel vignette!
Miss Bloomers

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Your mantel is so beautiful, Nita! Love the lil'bunny... and all the eggs! Awesome job :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Diane said...

I love your mantel. What great deals at Pier 1. Love all the soft colors and your bunny and all those eggs are delightful!

Shannon Fox said...

Sweet as can be! Perfect for Easter and Springtime. I agree, sometimes you have to rip off the establishments. I never tire of seeing that mirror Nita, it's so stunning!

Karen said...

Love it Nita, the colors are so pretty. I cant wait to see the rest.

Connie said...

Prettiest Easter mantel anywhere.It should be in a magazine.

City Farmhouse said...

Beautiful details Nita & so fun! Have a nice night, Jen

Debra Oliver said...

always love to see your mantel-scapes. that bunny is so adorable!!

Dewena Callis said...

That bunny is just right. I love his rough brown coat. And your customers at Pier One are very lucky to have you take such a interest in their decor. I wonder if there's a Nita at my Pier One? Haven't met one yet!

Christina said...

wow -
found you through Tweek it Tuesday and your mantel is Divine! Love the bunny and all the details- I really like your fireplace tiles as well- are they art deco?
Cheers!

Mick said...

Very nice, Very Nice! Your holiday mantels always WOW me! I love the Easter Pastels.

Denise said...

Love the way your mantel looks! You are right, you can never have too many faux eggs. I just keep adding to my stash every year.

srpprcrftr said...

WOW your mantel and everything else is superb. You sure know how to decorate to the limit, so pretty.

CeCe said...

Your mantel is beautiful....Just beautiful...especially with the tacky stuff off the bunny!

Heather said...

Where are you all finding such beautiful faux eggs? I looked today, and only saw the really bright ones. I *need* some natural looking ones! :)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Heather - You asked where I got the faux eggs. Most were bought at Pier 1. I have bought them for several years. But I do believe I saw them at Hobby Lobby this year too.

Little Cottage on the Pond said...

Lovely! The little bunny is the perfect touch :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the colours you chose for your mantel and the number of eggs is amazing!

mississippi artist said...

Your mantel is the prettiest, I have seen in all of blog land this year. I have been so busy, I just didn't really work on mine like I should have.You inspire me tho.

marty said...

This is stunning; you have a GREAT eye!

Tammy Henderson said...

This is probably the cutest I have seen yet...love it...great job!
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Love the bunny!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

This is darling! And tasteful, you can rock those pastels like nobody's business. I want some of those bunners so badly, but I'm going to wait until they are on clearance. I can't believe you had all of this just sitting around -- it came together beautifully!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Your easter mantle is so pretty! I love it! I am popping over from Maria's party and am now following along I'd love it if you'd follow me too!

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The Refeathered Roost said...

Love every single detail of your Easter mantel! I saw this bunny in Pier One and thought it was adorable. You've made him the center of a beautiful vignette on your mantel. Gorgeous!

Traci Creel said...

Your new bunny is adorable and he looks fabulous on your mantel. I have never thought about tilting a basket like you have done. Did you need to anchor it somehow? I think I need a new rabbit for my house too.
Traci

Connie said...

I came back again to admire your Easter mantel. You have such vision for perfectly coordinating the colors with your fireplace. It truly is fabulous and I hope it gets lots of press beyond the blogs.

Cindy said...

Your Easter/Spring mantel is really pretty. I love the eggs and the sweet little rabbit.
Hugs, Cindy

Cynthia Myers said...

Love your Mantel!
Love your Bunny!
Love that first photo SO much!
It looks like a magazine cover.
A magazine that I would LOVE to read.
:)

Helen's Decor said...

Nita, Seriously, I'm having a bad case of mantle envy. I love, love, love you arrangement! Beautiful!!!

Thanks,
Helen

Terry Moore said...

This is the prettiest mantel that I have seen yet. Well done.

Pamela said...

Oh Anita I just love your mantle!! It is just as darling as darling can be. Thanx for partying at THT!

AshTreeCottage said...

This is so charming!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your mantle is so so sweet, love those straw bunnies and the soft natural looking eggs, it just invites you to come closer and have a look...I enjoyed it very much...

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Loving your mantel, it looks amazing! Can't wait to see the rest!

Nook and Cranny said...

Beautiful, indeed.
Michele

Debbie Booth said...

Oh you did such a great job decorating your mantel. Just beautiful. Really enjoy your blog!
Blessings,
Debbie

priscilla said...

Love your Easter mantel ! Very pretty !

Linda Pruitt said...

Love the bunny! He's so cute among the eggs!

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

All I can say is "WOW"! Love all the touches. I found you on Time Travel Thursday and am your newest follower. Hope you have a chance to visit me at Still Woods Farmhouse.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Nita!! Love it!!

Sherry said...

So pretty Nita! Love the eggs spilling out of the basket.
Sherry

 
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