After the window, the next piece I knew I wanted to use was the new metal ampersand that I could not leave Target without!
From there I found these great grey wicker baskets with clay pots in them at my favorite stomping grounds in Amish Country, they were reasonably priced at $8.99 for the large and $5.99 for the small. I found the two glass containers with the same kind of greyish wicker at Marshalls - they were $6.99 each.
I had the greenery and the bunny. The candle holders, the frames and the bottles were all junk items I had and gave them a fresh new look with a can of spray paint - American Accents by Rust-oleum, Blossom White. I even very lightly sprayed a grapevine ball for my third candle holder just to give it a little bit different topiary look.
I found these three little bottles for $1.99 each and added some tiny white narcissus flowers.
The two white bottles at the other end were a fun add because my son graciously volunteered to drink a bottle of Yuengling beer while I drank a Mike's Hard Lemonade in the name of art's sake. After we enjoyed our beverages, I washed out the bottles, soaked off the labels and spray painted them white!
So since my mantel has had some spring cleaning - it is time to get back to the rest of the house. Too bad I can't just spray paint everything white to give it a clean fresh look!
Thanks for stopping by!
I have linked this to two great Parties - the Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming by Stepanie Lynn and Your Mantel at 52 Mantels. The links to these sites are at the right.
Loads of inspiration!