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Spring Mantel Nook; Trash to Treasure

I have been jealous of all the cute spring mantels popping up lately. 

So last night, I went to the thrift shop and started looking for treasures to turn my mantel into something special.

You see, I have more than a mantel, I have a nook…..a deep alcove to house a television.  The problem – I didn’t like the TV being up that high…so, I have a nook.

What’s in my nook?  Take a look Smile

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Tall glass jar – thrift shop. 

Eggs that are inside are treasured eggs that the girls made when they were little.

Chalkboard plate – just made it today!  I bought the white plate at Target on clearance and used chalk board spray paint.

Little picture above the plate – thrift shop!

Little dragon fly candle holder – thrift shop.

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Topiary – something I already owned.

White candle stick – it used to be gold and I spray painted it antique white.  It was another thrift shop find.

Little clay chick tea light candle holder –you guessed it, thrift shop.


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All the bottles are thrift shop finds – the flowers are from my garden.


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The bottle in the middle was too plain, so I added natural twine to it.


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I made the banner out of scrap pieces of fabric and added chip board letters to spell out SPRING.


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I like the way it turned out – what do you think?  Would you do anything differently?


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Comments

scsanders82 said…
I am so glad I found your Blog. (at Lady Bird Lane) I am a recent empty nester too!!!!
Candice
Abby said…
I think it looks great! You could maybe add some bright silk flowers to your topiary to brighten it up, or maybe some dragon flies or butterflies! I'm guessing the craft stores have little ones you could stick in there. :)
Tam said…
Great idea Abby - I never thought about making the topiary more "springy" - thanks!
thistlewoodfarm said…
I think this is such a cute mantel. Great idea to add a little twine to the bottle....perfect texture :)

blessings,
karianne
thistlewoodfarm said…
Just wanted to stop back by and say thank you so much for linking up to the party :)

blessings,
karianne
Such a cute and Springy nook!

Thanks so much for linking it up at our "It's a Cinch" party!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com
I am in love with twine wrapped anything!! (Does it mean I'm 12 that your blog tag line makes me chuckle.)
Thanks so much for linking up to our party!
Karah
Stacey said…
Just adorable!
Very nice!
Thanks for linking up - please come back this week to link up again!
Stacey of Embracing Change

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