My Easter Mantel

I thought I'd show you all the way I decorated my mantel for Easter. I like it so much I may keep it this way all Spring! (giveaway winner is at the bottom of this post)

I found this sweet twiggy nest at TJ Maxx.

Now why didn't I think of covering an egg with moss? Goodness knows I used everything else.

Here's what the candles looked like when I bought them (from the grocery store!).

I turned their tags around, trimmed them, used distress ink and added stickers.

Here is the before photo of my thrift store candlesticks.

And here is how the candlesticks look after I painted them.

The before rooster "thingy" (from Homegoods).

I just added a little twine so he didn't look so shiny.

The left side of the mantel.

The right side of the mantel.

I brought this home from the thrift store last year.

This is the first make over I gave it. But the black paint was to shiny for my taste.

Now it's all shabby. So much better!

A little rooster pitcher I got on clearance at TJ Maxx (can you tell I love that store?)

I love the fresh rosemary. I will be putting it out in the garden soon.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!

The winner of my give away is....Sue Ann's Journey. Check out her blog, it's quite a treat!

I've joined the Mantel Party at The Nester!


  1. Love the white distressed pieces, Lisa! They really look fresher than how you originally found them. The nest is great ~ I don't think I saw eggs covered in moss yet!

  2. Lisa, every time I visit your gorgeous blog you inspire me:) I LOVE your mantle it looks fantastic. Can I just say is there nothing you cannot cover an egg with? Amazing!! I love all of your little treasures and the way you have made them over. Enjoy your gorgeous new mantle. Congratulations to the very lucky winner of your gorgeous giveaway! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Lisa ~ Tina x

  3. Your mantle is lovely, I love all of the distressed white pieces and how you have it arranged! And congratulations to the lucky winner of your wonderful giveaway!

    Kat :)

  4. You do the best redos! I look for things and forget I can PAINT them the color I want!! Well Done! Happy Easter Blessings to you and yours!
    Hugs, Lisa

  5. You sure know how to rock the white! I adore your is so lovely and warm!

    Your creativity is astounding...I love EVERYTHING you make!

    I hope you and your darling family had a wonderful Easter!

  6. Love your mantle!! All the shabby white is perfect! I too love the nest with eggs. So lovely!
    woohoo! I won!! Thanks so much!!
    I sent you an email.

  7. Hey there! I really enjoy reading your blog everyday! We share the same "redo all the displays in the house every few weeks" habit! lol
    I have choosen you for the "Beautiful Blogger" award! If you would like to display your award button you can get it at on my blog! :)

    Stacey~Maison de Merriman

  8. It is all so pleasing and pretty! I hope you had a special day yesterday.

  9. Great job re-painting. I need to think out of the box more.

  10. Wonderful display on your mantel. I love TJ Maxx/HomeGoods, too.

  11. Luv all your THRIFTY items...come by and show them off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY:)


  12. I love the white pieces on your mantel!! Paint does some amazing things, doesn't it? :-) Thanks so much for your kind comments about my mantel as well!

  13. You have a great eye for shape and are able to ignore the finish! An awesome talent, love how your pieces turned out!