Monday, March 25, 2013

{Mantle vignette} for Spring

I am one who likes to change things up...
so when I began decorating for Easter, I decided to move my big clock
and put this lovely picture of a shepherd and a lamb in its place.

 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!


  1. I love the banner! Your mantle looks great!!! Blessings!

  2. Dear sister in the Lord, your display really looks beautiful as your Blog says "All things beautiful". Since I your profile has your email id, I will communicate with you on your email id. I am from Mumbai, India and I am involved in the Pastoral ministry for last 33 yrs in this great city. I may have written you earlier introducing our minitry to the poorest of poor in the slums of Mumbai as well the opportunity for the young people as well as adults from the West to come on ashort term missions trip to work with us and be hands and feet of Jesus to bring healing to the broken hearted. We would love to have your two young children to come on a short term missions trip to work with us. I am sure they will have a life changing experience if they come. My email id is dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede

  3. Oh so pretty, Janis! Thanks for sharing your mantle tips along the way too.

  4. Janis, How perfect! Your mantle really represent what Easter is all about!!! LOVE it.
    Have a Blessed Easter!


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