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Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Mantel

My word for the year is Live, so I have given myself a challenge to reflect that idea in my mantel decor all year.

We see the mantel throughout the day, every day, it is the center of the family room, which is the center of the house.

So far we have had:
and
 another that didn't get photographed...( oops!).


Since it is the time of year before Easter, we try to think on the season and remember what was done by Christ on our behalf.

That is why I chose this verse from John 15:13:


He gave His life so that we might live.
He calls us friends. 
Amazing.

I have been meditating on life and the living of it...no easy task. It is not simply waking up and going about the day.
I am trying to live a grace filled - life of thanksgiving,
not easy.
I encourage my family to try the same, its been a good thing for us.
I ask God daily to help me face my fears,
He has been faithful and gives me the strength I need to put my feet out in the water.

Just a simple mantle, no not really-but also yes.

Of course, the best source on the web for free vintage goodness.


I made the banner using this, also from The Graphics Fairy;

I printed the letters from Word, using Castellar font, enlarging them to 250, then cut them out pasted them on with glue.







My mother gave me the old mason jars for Christmas, I do so love them.... why don't they make them like this today????

Perhaps, when Easter is over, I will remove the banner or if I feel inspired, I 'll do another one... we will just have to wait and see!

Until next time,
Theresa
Linking with:

The Graphics Fairy



8 comments:

  1. Everything looks so pretty--great stuff from Graphic Fairy. What would we do wihout her?!

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  2. I love your Easter banner...so cute!!! I saved that graphic from TGF too!

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  3. Your mantel is so pretty and springy! The chalkboard is just lovely. you did a great job with the whole thing.

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  4. The mantel garlands and the colours of the mason jars looks wonderful together. So springlike and pretty.

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  5. Love your mantel & the message you attached ~ Happy Easter!

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  6. Hi Theresa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  7. Theresa,
    Just stopping by~I will pray for you today.
    Rene'

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I read and enjoy each of your comments, thanks for taking the time to share!