Hello sweet friends! How's your week so far?
I spent all day thinking today was Wednesday, and it wasn't until I was doing my weekly lunch menu for the kiddies that I realized I was a day ahead. Perhaps it's because this is a short school week for the kiddies as they start their March (Spring) break on Friday.
On a positive note, the sun has been shining bright over the last couple of days, although that's somewhat deceiving given we had an extreme cold warning alert on Monday. Sadly, there are no signs of sprouting trees just yet...
I decided to plant a few ferns in inexpensive glass jars I have saved or bought at our local thrift store. Using varying shapes and sizes, uneven numbers and varying heights adds interest to the display. I particularly love the lime green deer moss I purchased at a nearby nursery.
TIP: Due to the lack of drainage of glass jars, place a layer of gravel followed by a layer of sand prior to adding the potting soil as this will help to keep the roots from drowning.
And of course, you can't have a
Spring mantel without a little birdie...
I simply attached the plants to a music sheet with a little piece of tape. These are great to fill in the empty spaces on the mantel.
An old looking cage cloche sits on a pile of books, because it wouldn't be a Craftberry Bush mantel if it didn't have old books....
or a little turquoise in the mix...
While happy with the mantel, I'll likely tweak it a little to make it more 'Springy' and then again for Easter. In the mean time, I hope you like it and you can draw a few ideas from it.
In other news....
Isabella's room is coming along great. It's taking a little longer than anticipated because my sweet husband takes my design advise literally and has added several 'surprise' details to the mix. I am so happy with the way it's coming along....I'll give you a little sneak peak later on this week...:)
Well my friends, thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share a little Spring with you. I hope to see you again soon.
I wanted to thank those of you who have entered the Pleated Poppy giveaway and remind those who have yet to enter that you still have time to do so. Go here to enter and good luck...xo
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