Sunday, February 20, 2011


So now that Valentine's Day is over, I felt compelled to get the hearts down from all over the place.  BUT, it IS still February, so this is kind of a "mantle-in-transition" for right now.  For right now, I have kept the snow in the hurricanes, but when March rolls around, I'll switch out the snow.

 Here are some close-ups of each side.  On the right - I just got these 2 sweet little birds.  I had been hoping to find some little birds for the mantle and was so happy to find these little guys - and for only $11 for both!  I am thinking of spray painting them white or cream, but for the St. Patrick's theme right now, they are perfect in green!

 On the left, I was liking the frame that I had on here from Valentine's Day and I have been loving all the subway art out there in the blogosphere, so I decided to try my hand at making one myself.  I created this in Photoshop in several different fonts & colors of green, and then sized it to fit in my frame.  The green vase belonged to my grandmother and it usually lives on a small table, but I really like to have things in 3's on each side of the mantle, so it was a perfect fit for this space.
And because I like to share, here is the St. Patrick's print I created - just right-click on it and select "save image as" if you'd like to use it too.  It's a square, and I'm not sure how well it will print if you grab it off the site, but if you want to give it a try - knock yourself out!

I'll be updating the mantle again soon, but this was certainly a quick fix!  Oh yes - I mentioned here that I would show you my cute $1 find for St. Patrick's Day at the Dollar Tree for the cookbook cabinet. And here it is:
It's a terrible picture, because it's night-time and the lighting is not great, but I think it's pretty cute for a buck! 


  1. Hi Susan,
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  2. Susan,

    I like your transitional mantel, especially the ST Patrick's Day print that you are generously sharing! Welcome to the world of blogging. You'll find it's full of creative and caring people. I'll be back!