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Friday, April 2, 2010

My Easter Mantel

I guess I better post my Easter mantel since Easter is in 2 days. The photos are not the best as I had to take them at night. And I'm always in a hurry, so I don't always take the best shots. But they will suffice.

I did a lot of layering this time.

The left side. The botanical rose prints at either end I got at Goodwill for $3.00 a piece. I love them.
The old mirror in back is my hubby's. I've been wanting to hang it on the wall like forever, but the lazy procrastinator in me hasn't done so. So I thought I'd just sit it on my mantel. I then layered an old frame in front of the mirror. This frame I picked up at a thrift store a few years back for about $5.00. It was gold until last week when I spray painted it Heirloom White. I antiqued it with watered down brown craft paint. I don't have any glaze. I'm happy with how it turned out. The "Happy Easter" sign in front is from TJ Maxx last month (my only new purchase this year). The foil bunnies are from Marshall's last year.

Here is the other botanical rose print from Goodwill. The smaller frame is from a thrift store. I got it for 25 cents as it didn't come with glass or back. I actually bought 3 of them. They were gold. I painted them Heirloom White & then antiqued them with watered down brown craft paint as well. I will probably make them into chalk boards. But for now, I'm liking them empty. The two topiaries I picked up from an antique mall in Temecula last year for $5.00 each.

Here is a close up of the engraving on the smaller frames.

And a close up of the larger ornate frame. I was tickled pink on how this turned out.

I loved these foil bunnies when I saw them last year.

I had to make them mine.

I hope that you liked my Easter mantel. I find it thrilling to decorate on the cheap, I mean frugally. How about you?

Happy Easter!!

Linking to:

Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest

Show and Tell Fridays @ My Romantic Home


  1. How beautiful everything looks but then again, your vignettes always turn out that way!!! I just love your little foil bunnies:)

  2. That is so cute! I love the layering look on the really have a good eye for decorating!~ Happy Easter~

  3. So sweet Kim...
    Fun to decorate for Spring and Easter....
    Love your little bunnies!
    Happy Easter to you and yours,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  4. Oh I love the layering of the pictures and mirror. So pretty. The bunny and topiary is gorgeous too. Pretty vignette. Have a Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

  5. Your vignette is so beautiful. I love the rose prints. You gotta love GW.

  6. Pretty, pretty! I love how you layered everything, and those foil bunnies are really cute. I just saw some at an expensive boutique today while out window shopping, I was hoping they would be on sale after Easter, because I liked them so much. Just what I need, more easter bunnies! Come see my Easter stuff, you'll know what I mean!
    Have a great Easter.
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  7. love it all. It was meant to all be together.

  8. I love your Easter Mantel. Those foil bunnies are darling.

  9. Lovely!!! Enjoy!

    Happy Easter!
    Hugs, Lisa

  10. I really like the way you layer objects. Very pretty.