I am one who likes to change things up...
so when I began decorating for Easter, I decided to move my big clock
When I hung the picture, the scale wasn't quite right.
The picture was a little too small for the space.
Empty frame to the rescue.
I hung it on the center nail (where my clock hung),
and set the picture off center, leaning against the frame.
A few of my grandmother's encyclopedias are stacked on the left,
with a candleholder for height.
The sweet bird's nest completes the left side.
I try to stay away from symmetrical designs.
Mainly because it's too confining and it's hard to know where to stop.
Playing with differing heights and balance tends to work best for me.
On the right, I propped this large cross up against
the back and inside corner.
More books are placed on the right, with the apothecary jar filled with
speckled eggs and a satin bow, set on top.
The finishing touch is the He is Risen banner I made last year.
You can find that tutorial and mantle design by clicking here.
Oh, I'm liking the new mantle...
and the big clock has found a new home where the lamb picture hung.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Spring!