Monday, March 18, 2013
Spring has officially sprung in my neck of the woods. Even though I don't live anywhere close to the woods. I finally got the itch to decorate. Maybe it is just my allergies.
I've been extremely lazy this year. So what else is new?
You might have noticed that I never did a Valentine's mantel. Nor did I do a St. Patrick's Day mantel. I did get down the stuff to decorate, just didn't feel the urge.
But I decided it was time to come out of hibernation. So far all I have managed to decorate is my mantel.
Even though Easter is in 2 weeks, I decided to go with a "Springy" theme and not a full fledge Easter them. I can always add a couple of bunnies once I decide to climb up into the attic to retrieve some.
Since I've had my hours cut back at work. I had to do this on the cheap. Like as in, no money. Luckily I have lots of stuff to decorate with. The only recent purchase was this ironstone pitcher. I found it at Savers thrift store for $2.99, plus I had a 20% off coupon. And I purchased it before I got my hours cut and could no longer afford to spend money.
Most of the items that I decorate with come from the thrift store, the dollar store or any place that I can find stuff cheap. As you know, I'm cheap.
The double topiaries on either side of the mantel were found at an antique store of all places. I only buy stuff at antique stores when they are cheap. Is $5.00 a piece cheap enough? Well, $5.00 a pair would have been better. But I still felt like I was getting a deal at $5.00 a piece. I've had them for quite a few years. But still haven't tired of them.
I got this wreath some years ago at Michaels. Or was it Joann's? I can't remember as it was so long ago. But I still love this wreath. I'm sure I used a 40 or 50% off coupon to purchase it. I never pay full price at these stores.
I love the birds nest and eggs.
Love the birdie too. I really like that it doesn't make any noise. Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of birds. As long as it isn't a mocking bird and not in the middle of the night.
I made a few garlands with a couple of different sized paper doilies. I've had them in my stash since I got married back in 2006.
The best part about this spring mantel is that it still worked for St Patrick's day yesterday since it has a lot of green. Even if there wasn't a leprechaun in sight.
And it will still work for Easter. We'll see if any bunnies make it up on the mantel prior to Easter. But don't hold your breath. I might just got back into hibernation. You know how I love a good nap.