Monday, March 7, 2011

A Maple Mantel

Some good things of the day..

We had a two hour delay from the freezing temperatures following all the rain, so we had a nice relaxing morning.  This also meant that my gym class was canceled (woo hoo!)

The front yard is a wet mess.  You might not think that is a good thing, but it actually means that the drainage system we put in last year is working.  The drains are pulling all the rain and melted snow away from our house and towards the road.  Which means, knock on wood, so far, our basement is dry!  Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!

Today, I thought I would share a simple project, our maple mantel.

Try saying that 3 times fast…

Maple Mantel…Maple Mantel….Maple Mantel.

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I made some minor adjustments to my Valentine mantel to be more in keeping with the time of year.

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I still was enjoying the quiet and simplicity of this display, but knew Valentines was over.

Since this is our season for making maple syrup, I figured that would be a fun direction to go in.

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I simply removed the things that screamed Valentine’s and then added a glittered maple leaf and a great metal and rusty maple stencil that I found on Etsy a while back.

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Sometimes a subtle change is all ‘ya need.

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Thanks for reading and have a great one!

Take care, Laura

2 comments:

.Amelia.Bedelia. said...

What a beauty! You do a fabulous job at "seasoning" it! I'm thrilled to be your newest follower! :)

http://amy-showalter.blogspot.com/

michelle said...

You always make things so beautiful no matter how large or small the change is. I love it!
I hope you enjoy your day and I think that the rain/snow is headed our way. And I can appreciate the little things like water drainage, we check our pump all the time when it rains! Don't ever want that mess again!!

Have a wonderful day Laura!