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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blhitchcock901 said...

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!

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

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!

Meg said...

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

Love the dragonflies. Your mantle is very pretty!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! i really love those mossy dragonflies!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So pretty. I adore those moss dragonflies!



The Rooster and The Hen said...

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

Laura from Top This Top That said...

.... with melted chocolate inside!

Becca said...

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)

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

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

karen@somewhatquirky said...

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!

Mrs. Sutton said...

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

thistlewoodfarm said...


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


Laura from Top This Top That said...

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 from Top This Top That said...

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

Laura from Top This Top That said...

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 from Top This Top That said...

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.

chateau chic said...

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

Craftberry Bush said...

Love the pretty..:)

Sarah @ Home, Sweet... said...

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

Tisha said...

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

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