Mantel Makeover

The last time I posted my mantel was for the Christmas Holidays.
After Christmas, I admit to just pulling off the holiday items
and leaving everything red for Valentines.
Including the pine cone tree.

Finally I decided it needed something to carry the family living room through
Spring into Summer.
It all began with a find at the Goodwill.
Imagine that?!
The wicker tray - $1.91
Added the blue tin bird from Dollar General - $6
I had the glass vase, just dressed it in a tad of burlap with ribbon and plopped in some Dollar Tree flowers.
Used the antique bread bowl passed on from my Mom to me.
 Loving birds right now and couldn't resist the recent purchase of this chubby cutie at my Dollar Tree.
The frame, I made in December.
The little pedestal bird came from Real Deals last year.
Shopped the house and moved two candles to the other end,
along with a bird found on clearance in December.
Added a Dollar Tree vine to the shutters.
The large bird cage and birds were yard sale finds last year.
I love the new look!
Final tweaking.
Found this birdhouse at TJMaxx clearance, of course! ;-)
$7.50 and too cute to pass up.
This is the mantel that greeted family and friends yesterday for Easter.
Bonus:  The twig birdhouse 'hides' the ugly switch on my fireplace!
We hosted lunch at 1pm.
My Love cooked up most of the meal!
Good food and great company.
I'll share the easy dessert I made in an upcoming post.
For the recipe go HERE.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
Linking up to:
Nester's Mantel party

Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Keeping It Simple
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

The Trendy Treehouse


  1. That is just wonderful, what a great look!! Love it all!


  2. The mantel looks fabulous. I love the basket, birds and the cute birdhouses. The shutters are wonderful too. Great vignette. You should link this to Table Top Tuesday tonight. I will have Mr. Linky up at 5 PM. This is a perfect candidate and so inspirational. Hugs, Marty

  3. Wow Sherri- your mantle looks so great and I can't believe you got everything for such a steal!

    Have a wonderful week!

  4. Those birds speak of spring. What a special mantle.

  5. I love the bird theme you have going on, Sherri! The blue tin bird is SO cute. You got so many things at my favorite discount places. I need to pay them a call!!! Neat that everything was centered around your tray. I love it!


  6. love the birds and the cute little birdhouse made of twigs, so springy!

  7. Nothing says "spring" like sweet little birdies/birdhouses etc. Very pretty display.

    I'm also very fond of your wooden dough bowl. I'm looking for one to call my own. :)

  8. I love your little birdie pretty for a spring mantel vignette! Great job!

    Miss Bloomers

  9. Love the blue bird! That's a nice change...

    Jane (artfully graced)

  10. Love your mantel. I really like the hanging twig bird house. Great touch! I need to change my mantel from Easter back to spring now.

  11. Awesome Mantel and great deals too!
    I was looking at the bird at dollar tree
    and they had sheep and pigs too...i may have to make another trip.

  12. Your mantel looks so sweet and springy! Love that little blue bird.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Oh, I really do love your mantel display. It is so pretty. Thanks a ton for linking to the party. Hugs, Marty

  14. Great mantel display...especially your Moms bread bowl!

  15. Love that blue tin bird -- so cute! And I like the way you've added so many elements that work well together. Very pretty!

  16. I love spring decor! This looks just darling!


  17. Great mantle! I love the little bird and the stick frame. Great ideas!

  18. You mantel looks redressed and ready for Spring. P.s. We have a really useful giveaway this week. -- Jane F.

  19. What a sweet mantle! I adore your birds.
    Sincerely ~ Trish

  20. What a neat transformation! I like the bird theme, and that birdhouse is just perfect!

    Your strawberry dessert sounds yummy!


  21. So pretty !! I love how you layered items on the mantle ... all of your Spring touches look great !!

  22. Luv your thrifty BIRDIE theme mantel...looks sooooo CUTE! Hope you had a good time at NTT:)


  23. My favorite is the bird against the brown background. Very nice! Thanks for stopping by my blog. What a nice blog you have! I'll be back - I'm a new follower :)

  24. I love your mantel now! The bird is just darling, I would love for you to link up at my Bring In The Spring Party- it starts tonight!

  25. Looks so fresh and pretty. I love how the blue bird stands out!

    My mantel definitely needs some work.

    I have an odd question about your beautiful header picture. We were driving back from my Mom's house a few days ago. (She lives in a rural area) My daughter asked why all the barns were painted red. I realized that I had no idea, but just took it for granted that red was the color for barns. Do you know why they're usually red?

  26. That tin blue bird is the coolest thing!

  27. Hey Sherri! You know I've been a fan of your mantle for a long time. I always enjoy seeing how you switch it up for the seasons and you never disappoint!

  28. Love the layering and the little birds.

  29. Everything looks wonderful and I may be taking a trip to the dollar general. The best part though is the frame that you made it is awesome!!!!

    :) Michelle

  30. I am so glad you came by to link up your mantel! Did I tell you that I love the bird? So cute! I would love for you to come back again for the final party starting the 23rd!


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