Friday, March 2, 2012

I Couldn't Wait ...

Well, it's officially March (yay) ... so excited about that ... not so much that I'll turn 43 tomorrow, but, that's okay ... nothing a bottle of Botox won't cure!  Kidding!

I know it's early, but, I'm feeling Spring in the air.  So, I thought I'd kick of March by sharing our Easter mantel:


I thought I'd really play up the pastel colors this year, starting by removing the red berry sticks in this vase (for Valentine's Day) ... they have been replaced by lush pink florals:


I found this cute bird cage at Michael's, so I placed shredded paper, along with a bird's nest in there ... all of which I placed on top of a glass cake stand (from Wal-Mart):


Front and center are a few more ca-ute(!) bunnies from Pier One ... they were so reasonably priced.  If you see them, you better grab a few up before they are gone!


Moving on over ... I placed soft pastel eggs in a glass apothecary and layered a sea fan behind it just for a bit of unexpected texture:


And, you may remember how I wrapped red ribbon around my candles for Valentines as an inexpensive way to add a splash of color ... no surprise then that I wrapped Spring ribbon around them now for the season!


Up above hangs a festive egg wreath I recently scored at Home Goods ... let's hope it doesn't come crashing down on my sweet bunny family!


Annnnd, just *look* at the fun "SPRING" banner I found at Target ...


Down below, I added a pastel pillow from HomeGoods to the chair ... I need to wrap burlap around it though:


I'm sure I'll tweak this a bit more before the Spring parties start, but I just couldn't wait to share!


Before you go, I simply *have* to add a shameless brag about my sweet (and, now 6!) kiddo!  Today was "Storybook Character Day Parade" at his school, and, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, he chose to be the "Cat in the Hat" (although, in this pose, he's more like "Ninja Cat in the Hat," lol) ... he led the parade with another young cutie ... proud Mommy, fo' sho' !!


Happy *almost* Spring, friends ... have a great weekend!

I'm linking up with these fun parties ... come on over and join us:

At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
No Minimalist Here/Open House Party
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday
Fox Hollow Cottage/Spring Mantel Party
Michelle Paige/Springtime Holiday Linky Party
It's Overflowing/Overflowing with Creativity
Grits and Glamour/Egg-xellent Spring Mantel Party
The Lettered Cottage/Spring Mantel Party
52 Mantels/Thursdays are Your Day
2805/Potpourri Friday