Monday, March 19, 2012

My Mantel and the Cherry Blossoms

Spring is my favorite time of the year . Ask anyone around here, donkeys, dogs, kids..... they'll tell ya.



a time where new growth is peeking out, the days a bit longer and my cherry trees are in full bloom
Mr. Rabbit  keeps an eye on the family while he sits on the mantel. After Easter, he will head outside back to his home in the garden to protect my flowers from the deer.
Some green candles, dressed in their pink best, sit on top of some old white candlesticks
My mossy dragonfly hangs on to an antique window
The Family picture and a painting of my dogs Kara and Kayla. This was a portrait I had made for my husband one Christmas. 
Everything that makes me feel happy, fresh and loved....just like Spring.
I love Spring! 
What are the things that you love about this time of the year?









PS- To see my mantel covered in forsythia click here




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20 comments:

  1. I so love your style! What a precious family. The candlesticks tied in pink are my favorites! Is that just pick ribbon wrapped around them? Love it! I must bring in my crock from the shop and place in my favorite place to display. My favorite thing about Spring is change and a new beginning. Spring represents newness of life, all that is dead bursting forth to new life!

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  2. You're so lucky to have blooms already! Waiting for the forsynthia to bloom (hey, it's technically on the neighbors lawn but he won't mind if I snip off a few sprigs)!

    Love the mossy dragonfly too!
    Kelly

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  3. No blooms here either. Just inches of fresh snow. *sigh*

    Love the dragonflies. Your mantle is very pretty!

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    1. thanks Meg! somehow my mantel would not look the same with fresh powder on the ground outside! You must live in the north west - the only cold place in the country right now.
      laura

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  4. so cute! i really love those mossy dragonflies!

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  5. So pretty. I adore those moss dragonflies!

    :)

    Linda

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  6. Daffodils and apple blossoms...ahhhh And finding easter eggs in late May that the kids somehow missed...

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  7. What a beautiful mantel, Laura! The elements you've chosen work perfectly together ... love your mossy butterfly ... chunky candlesticks ... your cute bunny and, of course, your precious fur babies. And, the portrait of your beautiful family serves as a wonderful background! *Becca* (new follower by way of Grits and Glamour)

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  8. Love your moss dragonfly!! And those cherry blossoms are gorgeous ~ you're all set for spring!!
    xo Heidi

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  9. Hi Laura, Can't believe your cherry trees are blooming - I need to move wherever you are! Love the dragonflies! Sorry about your dog. Enjoy spring!

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    1. Karen- a pack of coyotes. With the weather has warm as it has been ( 80's) all of Spring blooms are actually getting spent already. I cut these branches about a week ago.
      thanks for stopping over!
      laura

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  10. Your mantel is so pretty and romantic - it must make you smile every time you enter the room - how lovely!

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    1. your sweet to visit and to have such kind words. laura

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  11. Laura,

    You need to link this up over at The Lettered Cottage. Absolutely beautiful :) Where did you get that dragonfly? I have to have one!

    blessings,
    me

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    1. girl- these things are so old, i can't remember where I got them. Tell you what, when I think they have done there time in this household - there yours!
      laura

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  12. You have definitely created a happy mantel for spring. Those dragonflies are amazing.
    Happy to be a new follower and hope you'll stop by.
    Mary Alice

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  13. Love the blossoms....so pretty..:)

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  14. I especially love the dragonfly and window - very cool idea! I also love spring! Everything is so full of promise :)

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  15. I love the dragonflies too! Your whole mantel is so nice - lots of color and texture. Thanks for linking up!

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