“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower” ~ Unknown
When I think of spring and Easter soft pastels, beautiful flowers, bunnies, chicks, ducks, and eggs come to mind. I’ve used all of them to create my spring mantel. The hearth is often neglected when decorating, but I love to incorporate it in my overall design. I have used tulips and hyacinths this year. I forced their growth by planting them indoors. I strongly suggest hyacinths because of all the spring blooms, hyacinths and lilacs are the most fragrant. Unfortunately, my lilacs have not yet bloomed. My porcelain rabbits were collected over the years from ebay and thrift stores. I have many more and use them throughout the house in spring. The beautiful banner was found at Lynn’s Trinkets & Treasures. The vintage paper eggs, decoupage eggs and Easter postcards were purchased on clearance at Pottery Barn. The glittered sugared eggs and yellow peep box were purchased on clearance at a local gift store last year.
I learned long ago that when you want to create an illusion the best things to use are lights and mirrors. I placed an antique mirror that I just received from the Barn House Marketplace in the fireplace to reflect all the beauty. The mirror makes it appear as though there are more flowers.
To make this post more interesting and festive I have hidden a golden egg. The first person to locate it and leave a comment with the EXACT location wins a prize!
Wishing you peace, love, hope reborn and all the blessings of God’s beautiful world.
I am linking to Make Your Monday at The Twice Remembered Cottage.
I am participating in Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts
I am linked in to The Nester’s mantle party.