a new spring mantel


Thank you for your kind words and comments on my last post.  It's reassuring to know you're not alone and that others can feel overwhelmed and over stimulated by their stuff, too.

I am finding a rhythm here at home and it feels so good.  My spring cleaning continues room by room and I am well on my way to finding new order in my nest.

After I gave the fireplace mantel a fresh coat of paint I decided I should probably spruce it up a little for spring.  I wanted to lighten things up a bit so I moved this thrifted floral painting from my gallery wall to here in front of the mirror.

Once I put it on the mantel the painted frame cried out for some blue company so I reached for my pretty collection of vintage ball jars. 

Add some pretty flowers cut from the garden and as easy as that the mantel was transformed.

I love how just this little bit of rearranging freshened up the whole room.

Of course that left an empty space on my gallery wall and on the bookcase that housed my mason jars...

More to share soon.

xo, Patty


  1. Patty, your mantel is so pretty. Love the layers and the touches of red. Enjoy your spring cleaning. :)

  2. Oh how pretty your mantel turned out, it looks fresh and sweet...


  3. You mantle is looking good, Patty. Fresh and clean for Spring! I love the way you have things layered- xo Diana

  4. What a beautiful, cheery mantle with such lovely colors!

  5. This looks so good! A fresh makeover is always good :)
    Pretty Lovely

  6. Patty,
    One thing begets another. . .
    Love the brightness and cheeriness of your Spring mantle!!!
    The reflections in your mirror are spectacular!!!
    Enjoy the Seasonal changes in your home and your life, dear friend!!!

  7. Oh my heavens Patty, your mantle looks beautiful! So warm, bright and cheerful! Have a wonderful day!


  8. The blue jars and picture frame add just the right touch to your pretty mantel, Patty! Blessings, Bess


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