Oh my what do I see shining in the sky today??
Ah it’s the sun.How refreshing to see the sun shining!
Makes me want to start decorating for spring.
Since nothing grows here in the winter I often pick up flowers from the store.
I need something fresh and pretty in my home.
And now that we are past Valentines day I can afford buy them again.
They were very over priced a week ago.
I made some changes to my mantle.
Added some fresh roses to my white ironstone pitcher.
I don’t know if you know this but I LOVE taking photos of roses.
Yes flowers in general.
But roses are a favorite of mine.
Especially pink roses!
I used to paint roses……on everything.
Really I did!
I need to pick up my paint brush and start painting them again!
Back to the mantle.
I had an idea for a birdcage cloche.
So I placed this pitcher of roses in this cage.
I think it makes a beautiful birdcage cloche!
I love the look of these roses peeking through the cage.
Do you see that post?
That wonderful chippy post?
Well originally I had a pair of these leaning against the wall.
You can see that here
That was just temporary.I knew what I wanted to do.
But I was not sure how to do it.So they stayed there.
Leaning against the wall.
That’s my tool! The shark saw!
I have used this on many projects.
Just a bit of elbow grease and you can get anything done!
I measured and started to cut.
It was not as hard as I thought it would be.
After 15 minutes of sawing my mantle looked like this.
Oh and that gate is new too!
Well new to my mantle.I found that a couple of years ago at hobby lobby.
You know that yearly 80% off sale.It was 10.00.
I did have this behind my bed.
But after I changed my room I took it down.
I knew I would have somewhere else to put it.
And this is the perfect spot.
I just painted it white Annie Sloan pure white paint.
Perfect for spring and summer.
A fresh new look for the mantle.
I am getting that itch to change things around for the spring.
My wheels are turning.
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