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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Decor - Part I

Finally! I'm hoping to successfully link up to Mary's Monday Mosaic tonight. She hosts this at her blog Little Red House. I have long admired the creative and fabulous bloggers who participate in Mary's weekly feature. Be sure to check them out here.I've included a few more shots of our mantel. I've fussed and fussed with this and I've decided to let it go. You see, I try to maintain a symmetry on our mantel and this time it just didn't work out. See how my apothecary jars are not the same size? I also wanted to paint some larger eggs to put in the hurricane on the left. It didn't happen. So I put off this post long enough and said "the heck with it". The bunnies are made from vintage handkerchiefs and they remain my favorite Easter decorations.What took the longest was the shelves to the left and right of the fireplace. I completely cleared them off. (Even dusted them!) I looked all over the internet at professional designer sites, bloggers' home photos and retailers for some inspiration and guidance. There was a ton of great stuff to look through! And of course all that research takes time...so my next post I'll share some pointers from those who really know how to decorate.Thanks for stopping by and if you're coming via Mary's Mosaic Monday, I hope you'll come back!

42 comments:

  1. Pretty. But if it is not what you want - Sometimes it is best to just walk away and come back to it later and you see it in a different way.

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  2. Adore the pink flowers framed and the rest sets it off so well!

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  3. I think it looks lovely, Traci! I always like something that is not quite perfectly symmetrical -- that makes it more interesting, imho. You have a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  4. Love your mantle and the painting above it. Very nice mosaic...

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  5. Traci, Here's a link to my mom's recipe for Kulich (Russian Easter bread)...
    http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/nadias-kulich-russian-easter-bread/

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  6. love your mantle - great decorating and i love that piece of art

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  7. Sometime symmetry is overrated! I like to group like things in odd numbers...

    Amanda

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  8. I love, love, love this, it is such a nice blend- the image over the fireplace is fantastic!

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  9. Hi Traci! Sweet photos and mosaic! I just love the name of your blog too! Spent a few moments perusing your posts ~ nice place you have here :)

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment! Nice to meet you!

    Kindly, ldh

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  10. Beautiful....all the way around! I love the rose art picture and the candle sticks!
    Can't wait to see the rest!

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  11. I think your mantle is just right. Less is more in most cases. Love your mosaic. This was my first time doing Mosaic Monday too. I love traveling around looking at all of the different ones. Have a great week.

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  12. This is lovely!
    You have an adorable blog :)
    xxx
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  13. the white makes it look so fresh ..along with the single blooms so very artistic I love MM but I have a hard time making them..yours is lovely!

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  14. Love your mosaic and the way you decorated your mantle for Easter! Did you make the bunnies? What a great idea. I have a bag full of vintage hankerchiefs and gloves from my grandmother and never knew what to do with them. ~Diana

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  15. Well Traci, I have to say I love your mantle. I'm not one for perfect symmetry so I like the odd sized jars. The picture is lovely and I absolutely adore the bunnies how sweet.

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  16. I think the mantel looks great. After seeing all the beautiful home decor's on blogs I have come to the understanding that I am no decorator but I do appreciate beauty that others create.

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  17. Hi Tracy - Thanks for visiting Composition Life.

    With regards to the blue birds - I have been using Pennington Wold Bird Seed (from WalMart) and C and S High Energy Berry Seed Suet and also their seed and suet. I am guessing it is the suet they are revisiting for.

    My camera is a rebel xti and I have been using a Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di ll VC lens. You can read more about my camera equipment here: http://www.intelligentexpressions.blogspot.com/2010/01/photographer.html

    Your mantle is beautiful (as well as your mosaic) - I hope someday my home can be clean and neat and inspiring - just seems I never have the time - working full time and being the taxi driver for 3 sons! Oh well each season of life has it's own joys I suppose.

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  18. I love your mantle. Also, the bunnies are so cute! Well done!

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  19. How delightful and cheerful! I adore that framed rose picture! Thanks so very much for the sweet comment you made on my fabric flower necklaces! I'm returning your visit and have enjoyed your cute blog! I hope to see you again real soon. until later...

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  20. This is your mantle??? I looks like something out of a magazine! Just beautiful!!!

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  21. Very pretty mantel...I love the vintage rose picture above it, and the dried hydrangeas are very pretty!~ Hey did I see go steelers? How bout Go Bills!~ LOL, I am a former Buffalo girl...shhhh.....

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  22. I love your mantel just like it is. Love the vintage shabby painting above it.

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  23. Well knock my socks right OFF, I love it all. You have just made my day and I will now and forever more be stalking you. Great job, and thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha

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  24. I have never seen another, until now. I have the "yard of roses" picture in my dining room. We got it as a wedding gift from a dear friend who has passed away. I had always admired it when it was hanging in her home. It's a cherished piece at our house.

    Love your mantel! Looks great.

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  25. Double pretty things...on the mantel and in the fireplace! The fireplace display would be beautiful on the mantel too. Adorable fabric bunnies too. Come say hi.

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  26. Love the kerchief bunnies! very sweet. your whole mantle has a lovely look to it - spring, calm, soothing, romantic. love it!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  27. I love your mantle! Could you tell me where your rose painting is from? It is beautiful!
    Janice

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  28. I so love your mantel!!! Everything is so beautiful. Especially the picture above the mantel. This looks like something out of a magazine!!!

    :) Michelle

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  29. Your chippy white frame is gaga-gorgeous!

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  30. Girl you've got that mantle lookin' right!

    I'm diggin' it! :)

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