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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Spring-ing Up the Mantel

I don't know what lies around the bend in the road but I'm going to believe the best does. ~ LM Montgomery

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Hope you all enjoy a little green today.

My photo above is from a Tea Time Tuesday post several years ago.

I have been down with the flu for over a week and there is no sign of it going yet. I did manage to take a few pictures of my Spring mantel so I will share some of those today.
My finished wreath

Little birdie on the mantel

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass so fresh and sweet;
For song of bird and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear and see,
Father in heaven, 
we thank Thee!  
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. ~ unknown

The little bird's nest is one my son found me several years ago. It was abandoned and the eggs are Easter eggs. I love bringing the nest out this time of year!

Sorry the reflection isn't great and the closeups show the cords, but you get the idea.

Please take care, my dear friends. In these troubled times, let your mind dwell on lovely things {Philippians 4:8}. We all need to take good care of ourselves and stay positive. Thank God for your family, your friends, and your blessings. Stay safe!

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. ~ Corrie ten Boom

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. So sorry you are sick with the flu. The wreath is so pretty. Hope you get well soon.

  2. So very pretty. I hope you are on the mend soon. Flu does take a toll on the body.

  3. Your wreath turned out beautiful. I love it. Your Spring Mantel is very pretty too. So nice to look at and enjoy all your special items. I do hope you will feel better soon.

  4. I hope you’ll feel better soon, Sandi. I had the flu back in January. Your wreath and mantle look so pretty, which must lift your spirits with Springtime beauty. Take care of yourself and drink lots of tea from your pretty teacups. Love and blessings....😘

  5. I hope you get better soon.Adorable Spring decoration!Hugs!

  6. Your wreath is very pretty. Your mantle welcomes Spring, so pretty with the bird case and nest.
    I'm hoping you will feel better soon.
    Let's hope the Virus is cured soon. That's all we hear on the news. But it's good that they are keeping us informed.
    Take care and protect yourself. Thelma xo

  7. Hi Sandi!
    Your wreath and mantel are lovely.
    Yes, we need to thank God for the gift of His word and our many blessings. I hope you feel better very soon.

  8. Dear Sandi ~ may you grow stronger with each new day and soon be over the flu.

    Your wreath and mantle are lovely.

    Love, hugs and God's healing ~ FlowerLady

  9. I'm sorry you've been sick, Sandi! I'll be praying for you! I have to say that I love your mirror! So great!

  10. Thank you for your beautiful pictures and encouraging beautiful words. You made my day !!! Get well soon !!!

  11. Sorry to hear that you were feeling under the weather, Sandi.

    Even though I'm working from home, I wore green and drank lots of green tea on St. Paddy's Day. I currently have my green teawares out, but plan to transition to my Easter decor over the next few days.

  12. Beautiful wreath and photos! Get well soon!

  13. I am so sorry you have been ill, and I do hope you are feeling better day by day. Please take care of yourself. Your spring mantel is lovely and fresh, like spring! Love the little birdies and birdhouses and flowers. That would make me smile, esp. the nest!! Enjoy your lovely things and take care of yourself. Oh, that wreath is so pretty too. I am still recuperating from surgery and haven't been able to do much decorating yet. I guess I need to start thinking about it before Easter is come and gone! You have inspired me to get a move on. Be blessed my friend.

  14. Oh so springy...everything is gorgeous. I am so looking forward to being able to decorate a home again. Stay safe and healthy!

  15. Thinking of you and your family today Sandi. May God bless you and keep you in these times. Psalm 91 Hugs, Sherry


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