easter mantel 2016

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The title of this post says it all so I’m going to let the pictures do most of the talking.
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Old books, fresh flowers, mercury glass & easter eggs….
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I mixed my real mercury glass with my faux diy mercury glass pieces.
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You can see my DIY tutorial for faux mercury glass here.
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Sprinkled with some subtle seasonal touches.
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A pearly jeweled cross ~ rejoice!
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A bird’s nest filled with eggs & a perched, crowned birdie ~ rebirth!
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The eggs carry through to mercury glass pieces as well.
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In tones of silver & gold.
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The faux mercury glass pedestal bowls were perfect for my natural eggs.
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I’ll share a trick I use when filling deeper bowls.  I use padding (paper or moss or anything really) to fill the bottom space of the bowl that you don’t see and only use the good stuff (in this case the eggs) on the top space that’s visible.  This saves in the amount of eggs or whatever it is that you will need to use.
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Bailey always wants to be my helper with all my projects.  lol.  Sniffing and circling and getting in the way but I wouldn’t want it any other way.  She’s my little helper.  Love her.
Happy Easter Nesting!
sharing @:
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage
morning cup of joe @ the cottage market
simple & sweet friday @ rooted in thyme
friday’s 5 features @ diy-vintage-chic
pinworthy projects @ just us 4
5 star frou frou @ a tray of bliss
saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes
share it one more time @ lilacs & longhorns
bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive
sundays at home @ love of home
amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home
motivation monday @ making our life better
metamorphis monday @ between naps on the porch
show& share @ coastal charm
mmm @ keeping it simple
the scoop @ stonegable
inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia
make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house
tweak it tuesday @ cozy little house
the inspiration board @ carolyn’s homework
talk of the town @ my salvaged treasures
swing into spring @ diy by design
wordless wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl
wow @ savvy southern style
wake-up wednesday @ god’s growing garden
vintage charm @ charm bracelet diva
home&garden thursday @ a delightsome life
syc @ have a daily cup of mrs.olson
home sweet home @ the charm of home
diy like a boss @ table&hearth
share your style @ little farmstead



  1. I love your mantel, Mary Jo! Beautiful displayed and a beautiful collection! Nice shots!

  2. thank you jan. you’re so sweet. hope you have a wonderful easter. xo- maryjo

  3. Christine says:

    Stunning mantle! Just stunning, love the mercury glass you used over and over. It really shows off the wonderful texture of those lovely books and flowers.

  4. So beautiful! Your DIY mercury glass looks just like the store-bought kind! It really does go well with the eggs. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

  5. Carol Cook says:

    I am in love with your Easter mantel.
    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  6. thanks christine! i love that i can blend my faux mercury glass with the real deal. xo- mj

  7. thanks kathleen! see ya at vintage charm. xo- mj

  8. lol carol. you’re too sweet. i appreciate all your comments. you truly make me smile. xo- mj

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