Happy Spring, everyone! I thought I’d take you on a little spring tour of our country cottage today. Ah, spring is my favorite season. Is it yours, too? It is filled with new life, new growth, and contains promise and hope. What’s not to like about it except the pollen, of course! But I suppose even that’s necessary in the grand scheme of things, too.
First up is our spring mantel featuring those egg topiaries that I made. I knew that I wanted something tall beside the TV so I created the topiaries for that purpose, and I’m delighted with how they turned out. If you missed the tutorial on how I made them, you can read my post EASTER EGG TOPIARY.
When choosing the colors of the eggs that I used in making the topiaries, I purposely selected ones that had the same colors to match this sign that says SPRING that I had purchased last year but never used.
The large green bows were used on our Christmas mantel this past year.
At the base of the fireplace, I placed 2 large bunny planters that I scored at the auction that we attend all the time. I found them about 3 years ago in the fall when no one was interested in bunnies, and I got both of them for about $35. At the time, I could not find any information about them online but just recently I found them HERE. You must click on over to that site to see what a deal I got on them!
Given the right conditions, the bulbs should awaken again next spring to be enjoyed again. But did you know that Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats? Luckily, my little Henry has not been the least interested in the lilies.
Beside the fireplace is a new clock. I ordered it from Amazon (affiliate link) when our other one fell and broke. The clock was very inexpensive, and I chose it to go with the artwork that is hanging on the other side of the mantel.
This piece looks like a tapestry from a distance, but it’s actually a pencil colored print that my late mother-in-law, Sarah Windham, did over 40 years ago when she was being treated for cancer. Amazingly, the colors in it have not faded with time. So glad that we have this family treasure.
The fireplace screen we’ve had a long time, and I’m thinking about painting it white. What do you think, would you?
More bunnies that I’ve had forever are on its top.
The sofa table is dressed for spring with this small floral quilt and a candle under a cloche. It’s not a real candle but one of those that has a visible, electric flame that looks very realistic. It has a timer which comes on at dusk which we’ve enjoyed all winter. I found this one at Stein Mart, but here is a similar battery operated candle on Amazon (affiliate link.)
I’ve already shown you my Easter tree in the kitchen, but in case you missed it, you can see it HERE.