Wednesday, April 25, 2012
More rubber mulch too!
I'd been crocheting these little flowers that she made and decorated her mantel with and since I have no creative bones in my body I had no choice but to copy her idea! She used cotton yarn but I had none so I used Acrylic. I also haven't embroidered or embellished them which I might later. I'm thinking maybe buttons in the middle. We'll see but for now here is my Spring mantel! (BTW visit her blog for the pattern...it's free).
I used my Mary Engelbreit pitcher to hold some bare branches on which I hung the colorful little flowers. There are 20 of them. I also brought an old mirror I've had for years up from the basement and managed to hang it above the mantel. That's ME taking the picture back there! This wall is so dark that I thought a mirror would reflect light and it does. If I was staying here I would paint the brick a light color.
I embroidered the vase of flowers probably 30 years ago or more. Back in the day when crewel embroidery was popular. On the white shelf is my little cottage collection. Most are from the thrift store but there is one that I bought that is from Ireland and worth a bit more but really you can't tell by looking at them.