Sunday, March 22, 2020

Mantels | March 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.

March's display has a spring-is-on-the-way theme and features greens and browns. 

The centerpiece of the mantel this month is a bronze framed view of the Lord's supper that belonged to my Grandma. I have no idea where it came from or how long she had it. I chose this piece as a reminder that Easter is on the way. I added a couple of origami scrapbooks in front of it to help balance the colors in this display.

I included a stack of favorite children's books (and Stacy Julian's The Big Picture) with green covers. The ten commandments plaque was a gift we received from a friend when we moved into our current home, and you may remember the wooden candle stand (that Robbie made) from our January display.

Those wonderful Planet of the Apes figures are from Robbie's collectibles. Cornelius is standing atop a box (that my friend Becky picked up as a gift for us from Kenya) getting ready to test a paper airplane, while Zira seems to be taking notes. The framed Marriage Blessing was a gift from my parents when we married 18+ years ago, and that gorgeous green vase belonged to Robbie's grandparents.

We're really enjoying this relatively clean and simple display. It's like the fresh earth beginning to green up, awaiting the many colors of springtime.


  1. Green is such a wonderful colour & it does speak of renewal. I did chuckle at your Plant of the Apes characters ...

  2. Green is the perfect color for March. I'm getting ready to change the wreath over our mantel to one that's a bit more Springy. Also saw something in my kitchen that definitely needs a Spring update!

  3. Each month I am pleasantly surprised at how eclectic and wonderful your mantel looks! Great job!


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