Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hoppy Hoilday

Don't you just love holiday decorating? It's so exciting to unpack items that you haven't seen for a year. As I pull out each decoration I try to think of a new way to display it. I want my home to look different than it did the previous year. I like the challenge of changing, improving, and doing something new using the same old decorations. There's no need to buy new things every year when you can make the old items appear new.
Here's a picture of my mantle at Easter last year.This year I challenged myself to use pairs of items
in an asymmetrical
display.
This is my Easter mantle decor today.
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31 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

Your display looks gorgeous!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

One word-Lovely...

Marilyn said...

Love it! Very tastefully done.

Darlene said...

It looks GORGEOUS...as always!!♥

Mrs. Mordecai said...

That is really beautiful! I especially love the glass and the hyacinths.

Valarie Lea said...

I really really like the way you have it this year. :)

Lisa said...

So pretty!

I miss having a mantel to decorate.

Sandy Toes said...

Oh...you are so fun~ What fun Spring Cheer in your home.
sandy toe

Rambling Girl said...

I just love anything you share! My goodness you are loved so much...over 400 for your giveaway.

So tell me would a mantel fireplace be alright looking against a wall with no fire place...please share with me what you think, really would love to know?

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Your mantel looks very pretty. So well done for the Easter holiday. I have to agree with you. Holiday decorating is so enjoyable I love the colors of Easter and Spring. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Jody

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Love the new mantle display! The pretty flowers and little window are perfect additions :)!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Looks great! I find it funny that you had to challenge yourself to go asymmetrical. I have to challenge myself as well - think it has something to do with being September babies? Ha!

Rambling Girl said...

Thanks Joy for the quick response...I am now going to be on the hunt for a mantle fireplace and when I get it will share with you.

bj said...

Oh, your mantel looks GREAT !!
Everything you do looks GREAT!!
XO bj

Jensen's est. 2005 said...

oh i love the pop of purple hyacinths, beautiful!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Joy! Boy your place looks lovely and I really like it. It is elegant and springy all in the same decor scheme. I always like how you decorate for the seasons anyhow! Woohoo.
Have a great day!
Debbie

Sweet Caroline said...

I always learn something from you, my new favorite teacher.

Your last years mantel has a somewhat ceiling tile thingie with Happy Easter on it? I have a tile like that, too. (Packed away...) And, I now know I can paint some words on it. How fabulous. I would have NEVER thought of that--and I love it!

This years mantel is also great, as I also have an old stained glass window--not sure what to do with--and love how you have it in front of a mirror. You are just going to transform my house without ever coming into it. Thank you!

You are changing my house one posting at a time!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Very nice. I've not even started my decorating because I'm so into my spring cleaning, refreshing and organizing. Once that is done, I'll work on decorating. Hopefully I can get to that part by next week.
Enjoy your day!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

PURTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYyy! I love asymetrical the best. cherry

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Joy,
I'm with you...use what we have and it works!! Your Easter mantle is great.
I was going to enter your give away, but with 400+ comments...I don't see any chance of winning!
Deb

Lianna Knight said...

I rarely comment on your blog...but I STALK your blog every single day! I just wanted you to know how inspiring you are...I look forward to seeing what NEW item you've created, changed, or decorated :)

Love every single bit of your blog!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love your mantle, what a beautiful update!

jenjen said...

So pretty! I like the symmetry! Everything you do is so wonderful!

Have a happy Tuesday!

XOXO
Jen

Nancy W said...

Looks Fabulous! I'm having a giveaway at my blog www.lovestocreate.com hope you stop by for a chance to win a mirror! Hugs from Conroe TX!

www.lovestocreate.com

AndreaLeigh said...

i like it! so crisp and bright.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great looking mantle Joy!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love it. It is really beautiful. So glad that I found your blog. I will back soon.




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Allidink said...

Oh awesome mantle displays :)

All the best,
Allison

~B~ said...

I love the change in the main blog picture. I saw that on your other blog. "your home" I loved it and just looked at it yesterday. Then BAM...it is there. Very spring feeling. Cheered up my office since it is dreary and rainy in Beglium. =)

Melody said...

I've always wanted to be one of those people who decorated for holidays. I love the look of your Easter decor. It's not over the top with just enough elegance.

But alas I'll just have to live vicariously through photos like yours.... because I'm lucky to even get my mantle changed for Christmas.

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Love the mantle! I really like seeing both pictures, last year and this year. Thanks!

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