Let’s start with what is the same. The vase/jug piece of pottery is back as well as the larger of the bunnies. I talked about their makeover here.
The small bunnies are actually salt and pepper shakers I’ve had for many, many years. Occasionally I see them in thrift stores around town.
The other two pieces are part of my new ironstone collection. 😉 I’m picking up different pieces as I thrift shop.
This rustic cross I found at an antique mall last year, means so much to me. It reminds me of the wooden cross our Savior was nailed to for my sins.
I was surprised and super excited to find the sugar bowl that is filled with faux lavender at Goodwill recently. My best friend gave me a the matching creamer for my birthday, which was my very first piece of ironstone. A very lucky find and I didn’t even mind the lid was missing for only $2.
The art is newly thrifted find too. I originally purchased it for just the frame, but once I cleaned it up and hung above the mantle I thought the art worked well with the rest of the blue in the room. It’s pretty spring like, don’t you think?
And wouldn’t you know, I recently started collecting milk glass as well. Not to worry, I’ve been donating other random decorations from my stash to make room for these new collections.
I scored this hobnail milk glass dish at Goodwill too. I think it was $4.
The little basket-weave milk glass dish and vase were picked up at a neighborhood garden center, that just happens to have what could be best described as a little antique shop around the register. How convenient of them. 😉
At least the prices are right. Both of these were $4 and $5 respectively.
I think this year’s mantle is proof that seasonal decorating doesn’t have to be expensive to be lovely and meaningful.
ChrisMarch 15, 2014 at 2:52 am
Leslie, I really like the simplicity of your mantle. The forsythia branches really make me look forward to spring!