Friday, March 12, 2010

Sunshine on My Mantel

I am sure it is spring somewhere. Several of you have posted photos of your flowers blooming so I know there is hope. Today is another cloudy, rainy, cold March day. So I thought I would add some sunshine to my life by decorating my mantel with all the sunny yellow I have collected over the winter while thrifting.

I picked up some yellow vases that fit nicely on my mantel. My dream is to have a mantel about twice as wide as this one. It is only about 5" wide so it limits what I can place on the mantel.

This bunny looks like he is happy to be splashing in all the rain puddles. He appears to be on his way to the library to find a good book to read on a blustery day.

Another pair of sweet little bunnies sniff the air hoping to smell some springtime fragrances wafting on the breeze.

A precious little girl waits hoping to fill her basket with the first dandelions. Surely the dandelions can't be far away as they are always the first to bloom in the spring.

I certainly need a dose of sunshine this week. I have had a terrible cold that started in my head and has since moved down to my chest. I am sure there must be a mule sitting there and he refuses to move no matter how much medicine I take.
However, I am off to the lake for the weekend and also Monday. I need to meet the power and light man so he can install a post and meter on the property we are clearing. So enjoy your weekend everyone.


Kelly said...

Oh dear! I hope that cold shifts soon, I had one like that and ended up having to get antibiotics!
Loving all your yellow bits they are so cheery I bet they make you smile!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stella! I love your yellow vases and's so spring in your home, even if it isn't outside your home...I also love the color of your walls. what a happy home!!! hugs, Jennifer

D said...

I love your yellowy mantle. It looks very Springy. I'm loving yellow lately, especially vases. Love yours.


Shelia said...

Hi Stella! Oh, I just love all of your beautiful springness going on. Your mirror is really pretty and I love the scripture on it.
Thank you so much for your prayers.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a whimsical and sweet way you have of decorating! I love it all! My mantel needs some help and you have given me idea's. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. :)
Mona said...

It all looks so cheery! Looks like you are ready for spring!
Thanks for your kind words about my name plaque (table top turned sign)
I hope you have a great weekend!

Vicki said...

Hello, Stella,
Love your cheerful sunshiny mantle! Hopefully, spring will arrive soon for you. We are having more spring like weather here in Central Texas, thank goodness. Thank you for brightening my day with your flowers, bunnies, and sweet little girl! Vicki

Chatty Crone said...

You know the song - "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are blue, you'll never know dear how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away!

It's raining here too.

Love your yellow.


donna said...

The narrow mantel makes for a good place to display the smaller items. They'd get lost on a bigger mantel. Isn't yellow cheery looking?

Hopefully, the mule has gotten off your chest allowing you to breather easier. Get well. Stay well.


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Beautiful yellow pieces for your vintage-sweet home! Love these...have a great day! Hugs, Coralie

Anne said...

Oh I just love the yellow on your mantel. It looks so spingy! I just love that little bunny with the umbrella. How cute is that! And I just loved your idea of turning a wine glass upsidedown to set a candle on top. What a clever idea. Have a nice weekend. And I do hope your feeling better soon! Maybe a humidifier in your room at night will help if you haven't tried that yet. Take care! P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving sweet commets!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

'Morning Stella,
I am so happy you stopped by to say 'Hello', and commented on my post! Your yellows are so cheery and pretty for Spring! Very happy post! I do hope you are feeling better and can enjoy your weekend.


Marydon Ford said...

G'day Stella ~ What a delightful, bright, sunny display. I love it!

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

daylily777 said...

I am praying that you will be better soon. I love the color yellow is such a happy color! your spring Mantel is beautiful !Have a nice weekend that your lake house .

myletterstoemily said...

sorry you've had such a bad

love your cheery yellow fireplace


vicki said...

Stella! Thanks for the sweet taste of's been snowing here all day and will continue through tomorrow afternoon...So I loved coming and seeing the sweet bunnies and springy colors!
Come over and comment on the giveaway for this can do it everyday. And have a great rest of the weekend..

Mimi said...

My MOM is just 50 miles or so South West of St. Louis, so I know she is cold in that weather!!!She is so excited for spring to get there!!!
it is coming, after watching the weather channel tonight, the Eastern seashore is getting pounded by wind and rain, lots of Rain!!! We are still just a bit cooler then norm, but a very nice 73 degree day here today!!!!!
It will be warm soon

Kimberly said...

Just lovely and festive!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Decorating your mantel is a great way to cheer yourself and your home - even if the weather is awful!! We have sun today - yay!! It's been so dull!!!
I hope you feel better soon!!!

Daz Girls said...

I love all your pretty yellow accents. So refreshing and so Spring. It makes me feel good to look at your photos. Please stop by my new blog and leave a comment if you could. I would love to have you visit. Thank you.

Rettabug said...

Stella, I just have to tell you that my sister recently found & gave to me a sweet yellow vase very similar to the ones you have on your mantle. It looks to be of the same pottery & its a little girl & boy (Dutch maybe?) with a pot or basket between them, meant for flowers. As soon as I get it cleaned up, I'll do a little tablescape with it. I was so tickled to see all your yellows...very pretty!