Hello again friends!
My family has been home bound for several days and I must say, I am glad I like the people that live with me! We have already accomplished several items on the to-do list while Mary & Trevor are still finishing up some college classwork since school is out for the remainder of the year. The kids have helped me cook dinners, we’ve taken nice afternoon walks and played games. I hope that you and your family are experiencing some once-in-a-lifetime moments as we’re facing an unique time in our world where some of us are asked to just stay home.
I wanted to share a few photos of my mantle decorations for this Spring.
Like many of you, I have a large television as my focal point over the mantle. We can’t do anything about it so I just go with it. Did you hear that DishNetwork was going to offer a channel that just has a nice photo on it…kind-of like the burning logs you can turn to at Christmas? I cannot remember my source for this, but that sounds pretty cool. Hopefully, they’ll have some classical music playing in the background or something. Anything is better than this large black thing hanging on my wall. But, again, it brings me “The British Baking Show” and my Sunday afternoon Falcons games so I can’t be too angry.
(I have been without a lot of adult conversation the last few days so let me ramble just a minute longer…) Did you see the documentary “A Lifetime of Sundays” featuring the four women owners of NFL teams? These women eat, live and breathe for their teams and share so many wonderful memories of the history of the NFL since most were eyewitnesses to it. It was a wonderful film and I recommend it to anyone and not just NFL fans. The ladies were interviewed by Jane Goodell, the wife of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and she admits it took a long time to have them all agree to the film and interviews. I am so glad they did!
Again, I am a professional football fan and love documentaries so this was right up my alley. I watch the NFL Network’s “A Football Life” on a regular basis and cry at almost all of them. Roger Staubach is my favorite.
I know, I know. TMI.
My home is traditional and has a lot of color so don’t let these few photos fool you. I have really been in to the dark wood of my furniture paired with whites, greens and browns along with metallic accents. The two items I wanted to use the most were the urn with flowers and the bunny print. I had the urn in my basement and found the white flowers at Walmart for only $5. I pressed it in with some floral foam and covered it with some moss from Dollar Tree.
The bunny print is just darling, isn’t it? I downloaded it from Finding Silver Pennies. Danielle painted this sweet watercolor and has it on her blog to download and use. I printed one and put it in an antique frame found at an estate sale.
The floral decorative balls sitting on painted wood candlesticks were purchased from Pier 1 Imports last year. I seem to find many places to decorate with these throughout the year.
I know this was short and sweet but I wanted to give you a little Springness today. Have you decorated for Spring yet? Are you going with the traditional pastels or moving in a different direction? Remember, if you like it, go with it. Don’t be boxed in by the trends. Put your unique spin on things and try to use what you’ve got without spending additional money…that’s what makes it fun for me!
Thanks for dropping in and visiting! I will be back more this week to share my Dining Room decor (which includes a moss-covered bunny centerpiece tutorial with most supplies coming from Dollar Tree), a Spring Home Tour, a craft of what may be the world’s largest refrigerator magnet AND my china cabinet transformation. A week at home has allowed me a lot of time to get things done!
Again, thank you for stopping by!
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