Friday, April 10, 2020

Mantels | April 2020

My goal this year is to design a new mantel display each month in a way that will remind us of bits and pieces of our wonderful life...and share those stories here on the blog.

April's display has an Easter theme and features a variety of colors.

That stuffed rabbit in the basket has been with me since I was a little girl. I don't remember exactly which Easter she showed up, but I do remember that my sisters and I each got one in our favorite color (yellow for me, blue for my older sister, pink for my younger sister). My poor rabbit is not looking her best these days with matted fur, crooked eyes, and a small stain or two, but she brings a smile to my face every time I pull out the Easter decorations.

The other items on this end of the shelf are all bits and pieces we use for Easter decorating. We rarely use the plastic eggs for hunting, but they remind me of many Easter egg hunts when I was a child and the times I've hidden eggs as an adult.

On the other end of the mantel, I decided to include a ceramic cross that a new friend made for me the first year Robbie and I were married. I had moved to north Texas after our wedding and knew absolutely no one except Robbie. I soon met our next door neighbor Nan who was a ceramic and stained glass artist. This cross always reminds me of her and our home those first few years of wedded bliss.

The cross is atop a pile of Bibles - the Interlinear Bible I gave Robbie as a gift many years ago, the Family Bible Mama gave me a few years ago (it belonged to my parents as long as I can remember), the Children's Bible Robbie had growing up, the Inspirational Study Bible, and a newer journaling Bible. This stack and the cross are reminders of the real meaning of Easter - our Savior, Jesus Christ, was crucified and buried, but on the third day (Easter Sunday), He arose & now sits at the right hand of the Father! 

I believe those two white ceramic rabbits belonged to my Grandma, who liked little knick-knacks, and Robbie purchased the carrot "tree" at Garden Ridge Pottery before we were married. It was one of his favorite home decor stores!

Some of you may remember the Happy Easter centerpiece that I created a few years ago. I'm not sure where those miniature rabbits came from, but they sure look cute there in front of the blocks, don't you think?

Happy Easter Y'all!


  1. That's so pretty ... happy Easter to you and Robbie.

  2. A very pretty mantle. I like the ceramic cross & story that goes with it.


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