The first attempt at Spring display was a flop so I did a second.
My first was a shelf over the French Doors of my studio, it is a good place for display and for my pothos plants. I decided it would be a good Spring Mantel. I dug around for stuff I had and brought together this selection.
I was so disappointed in the lack of light, I tried to photograph at different times of day when the light was brightest but still I was just not able to do it justice.
It was not easy to get these shots, I had to climb a ladder and duck my head under the loft of my studio. What I needed was a tripod, remote and wide angle lens to do this shot justice but since I do not have those things this will have to do.
I may give it another shot with a new display and some alternate lighting.
Since that was a flop I decided to take another tack. My potting bench is what I used for my Fall Mantel display and I have less trouble with the light since it is outside.
The yellow paint is chipping wonderfully so I just dusted off the extra flakes, it makes a great shabby backdrop for my accessories. I still have failed to paint the legs at the bottom but now it is becoming my signature.
My sign seems to have a tilt to it. I need to fix that. I had considered painting some pastel pansies in the corners of the sign. What do you think? Pansies or maybe some scroll work? It needs something but inspiration has not struck yet.
See my little bunny beside my bucket of ivy? My mom painted that.
He is really a rock but now a cute rock.
Well, those are my two Spring mantels so far, I have an idea for a third. Coming soon….
I hope all are enjoying their weekend! Our last sunny day was yesterday, today the clouds roll in for a week of rain!