10 March 2016

Spring Mantel







































































I've been spring cleaning and purging. I also have curtains to rehang, because I washed them, but I decided to rearrange my porch console mantel on the sleeping porch.
I have not finished, but I took photos. The colors really make me happy. I really love the little shepherdess or shepherd. I also like to use ordinary bottles for vases, because I think they are pretty.
The wreath  is from last year, and there is a  tutorial.




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72 comments:

  1. Beautiful mantel vignette. I love the figurine, very Italian!

    Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you, Fabby. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  2. Love the spring mantel. Beautiful
    Hugs from here

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    1. Thank you, Bente. Have a wonderful weekend. Hope all is well. xoxo Su

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  3. que bonito ese mantel primaveral, me encanta esa figutita
    cariños

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    1. Gracias, Angelica. Primavera. I agree, that it has an enchanting face :) xoxo

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  4. I love this and that wonderful chalk artistry as a background!

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  5. Lovely - spring at your house is beautiful. The chalk art is the perfect backdrop.

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    1. Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  6. I like that you gave a variety of designs for your mantel. Still love the sweet wreath from last year, colors are calming and peaceful. Many Blessings, Cindy xo

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I played around with it a bit, and then left it, and I still have to hang the curtains back up! xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Bernideen. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  8. Good evening Su, loving all your Spring time changes and color's. I have always loved your statue, simply gorgeous and the dried roses in your vignette adds softness and beauty. Nice share.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. It is unseasonably warm, and I dreaming of Italy. This time, I placed a crown on his head and clipped a bird on, which I thought look sweet in his sleeping state. I always enjoy how the colors come together on that porch, because the lighting is nice. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  9. Hello Su,
    very nice Photos.
    Big hugs and kisses from Tatjana
    Have a nice Weekend

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    1. Thank you, Tatjana. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  10. Your spring mantel feels ready for Easter Su, and can't wait to see the changes it will take all the way up to that day Easter morning.
    Love that you use bottles as bud vases, and it's nice to see your butterfly wreath has been added into this mantel vignette.

    Happy spring In the days to come.
    Grace upon grace.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore, for your sweet visit. Have a lovely weekend, and what a lovely greeting. xoxo Su

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  11. Oh, this is lovely, Su! Such a charming vignette - love all the pretty details :) Hugs and blessings xo
    Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  12. Your mantelpiece is such a wonderful sight! The little shepherd boy is adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Maya. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  13. I just love that figurine ! : ) What a pretty mantel arrangement!

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    1. Thank you, Deb. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  14. I just love that figurine ! : ) What a pretty mantel arrangement!

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  15. Love this Su. It is so pretty. I love that figurine too! Just adorable. Love it all.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  16. How fun. I love the look of the water bottles as vases and it is nice that you left the labels on. My sister is a dragonfly collector and I am thinking a wreath could be easily made with dragonflies as well. Thanks for including the link to the tutorial.

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    1. Thank you, Lorri. Definitely. It would work. I actually love dragonflies and a Zuni legend about them, but my daughter is unfortunately afraid of them. :( xoxo Su

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    2. I will have to see if I can find the Zuni legend. My sister started getting visits from dragonflies after my brother's death from ALS. She is convinced that they they are him. I believe it is a comfort to her and also to other family members.

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  17. So cute, I love it and your beautiful photos!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Susanna

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    1. Thank you, Susanna. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  18. I feel so enchanted by your Easter mantel, sweetest Su, it's truly stunning, I'd love so much to find a statue similar to yours but I've never seen something like that in Italy, alas !
    With much gratitude for sharing this Beauty,
    I wish you a most wonderful weekend ever,
    sending you love and dear hugs
    Dany

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    1. Thank you, Dany. I found the statue in a shop that sells "French" decor.
      However, my nativity pieces are Italian design, and a couple found in Italy because it is this company... Fontinini You know what I love about Italy... the roadside shrines with the gorgeous statutes in them. xoxo Su

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  19. Very pretty! Love the figurine, the book, the flowers, the green glass. It's all lovely.

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  20. So lovely. You have such a French look to your place, and you do it so well.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I really enjoy home. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  21. Hi Su, your spring mantel is lovely and filled with cottage charm with a French style. You are so very talented my friend. Have a nice weekend. xo

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    1. Thank you, CM. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  22. Your sleeping sheperd boy is so sweet and reflects of Eastertide. xo

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie. I really love that statue, and I agree: Eastertide. I added the crown, and the little bird for whimsy. I sometimes think she is a shepherdess, because she looks like my 5 years old niece, but sometimes I think it is a little shepherd: any little boy. Other times, I think it is a like a painting and a foreshadowing of either the Christ child or a infant John the Baptiste. You probably can tell, I like art. :) xoxo Su

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  23. Hi Su, wow, you created such a beautiful, unique spring mantel! I also love the shepherd figurine. It looks like it is antique and coming from a church or is it a reproduction piece?
    Wishing you a lovely rest of the weekend!
    Christina

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    1. Thank you, Christina. It is a reproduction. xoxo Su

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  24. Everything looks beautiful and serene, and I also love the colors.
    What I especially love is the idea of a sleeping porch.
    How wonderful!

    Laura
    WSP

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    1. Thank you, Laura. It's an old house, and it has a porch on the back that was used for that before everyone had swap coolers and eventually central AC. xoxo Su

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  25. Your mantle is perfection!!! I truly love every thing about it!

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    1. Thank you, Jen, for the sweet compliment. I really appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful week ahead. xoox Su

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    1. Thank you, Magali. Have a wonderful week. Loved your tour. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Carla. I hope you had a nice weekend. xoox Su

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  28. What a pretty Spring mantel...been working on mine but cant see to get it right! It hard to believe what your March garden looks like...I've just started to see buds and the only greens are wild onions and poppy leaves coming up!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. I know. It's amazing. I am a little concerned about the tomatoes. It has been to warm for them to take off, and my peach tree didn't have enough time to bloom this year. The el Nino gave us a strange weather pattern. xoxo Su

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  29. Your spring mantel is stunning and very elegant. The statue is gorgeous
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  30. Su, the little shepherdess is such a unique piece. I love her and her sweet lamb! Very beautiful mantle.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  31. You have the prettiest home!
    :)
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Cindi. Have a wonderful day. xoxo Su

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    2. Thank you, Cindi. Have a wonderful day. xoxo Su

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  32. Su, I love your gorgeous spring mantel and it totally makes me feel happy too!
    Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring your beautiful mantel at tomorrow's party. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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    1. Thank you so much, Kerryanne. Happy St. Patrick's Day! xoxo Su

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  33. this is just beautiful, Su....love it.
    I like using bottles for vases, too....:)

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    1. Thank you, BJ. Some of the bottles that they are putting product in these days are beautiful. xoxo Su

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  34. This is so pretty. I always love seeing what you do on your chalkboard. Today it's the perfect backdrop for your pretty little statue.

    So glad you joined Thoughts of Home on Thursday this week. :)

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    1. Thank you, Stacey. I agree that the pastoral scene looks pretty with the shepherdess. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  35. I adore this Su! Sweetest shepherd! xo Jen

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