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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Spring Bedroom Mantle

Our spring mantle in the bedroom has all the shades of lavender that are in the quilt on the bed.   (If you want the details about the quilt, there is a post below this one.)

I hung a beautiful vintage flamingo print over the mantle.  I bought this picture at a yard sale a couple of years ago for .75!  Yes .75!  There were some missing mirror tiles on the frame,  that were easily replaced.  There was a small water stain in the top left corner that I covered with a floral design  
I love it, despite it's flaws!
This is the floral design that I put over the water stain.

This is a set of flamingos that my mother purchased in the 50's....

And these are some flamingos that I have found at yard sales.

I replaced the red chair that was here for Valentines day with a wicker chair...
This is a sweet little bunny doll that I bought a long time ago..I think from an ABC Catalog.  Are they still in business or do you remember them? 
Here is a vintage pansy doily..

I still don't have the heart to take down my vintage wedding dress tree...
So, I added some lavender flowers...


and left her up for spring!

This is the chesser on the opposite wall...

I added some vintage purple doilies...
and a clock to the vignette.

Here is a close up of the quilt...

I hope you have enjoyed the tour of our spring bedroom!

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  1. What a cozy Bedroom!! The mantel is gorgeous!!! Oh, and I don't blame you.. I wouldn't want to put the Wedding dress away!!
    Love it!

  2. Your bedroom is absolutely stunning Penny!... I love lavender and everything matches your precious quilt just perfect!... love all your romantic little touches here and there... your home is so very beautiful, xoxo Julie Marie

  3. What a beautiful and romantic bedroom, Penny. I love the crocheted pansies and the doilies. I admire crochet work so much. xo

  4. You've really decorated the room with all of my favorite things and even shades of lavender! How beautiful and elegant it looks for Spring! Lovely!

  5. The frame on that vintage Turner flamingo print is stunning! Too bad about the water stain, but you camouflaged it so beautifully. Are the candle stands on either side of the print vintage as well? They are Gorgeous!! Love all the little flamingo figurines too. Warm Hugs,

  6. Oh, I love the bunny doll and the 2 lamps on the Chesser! They're gorgeous!!

    Jan ♥

  7. Che meraviglia!Da te è entrata la primavera!E' bellissima!Baci,Rosetta

  8. Hi Penny!!!

    I'm sending the bunny doll I bought at the Hospice store for $5 to a relative. Where can I start/begin to tell you all that I love about room. I love the pink and lavender flowers. The mirror I would have snapped up in a heart beat.

    The white wicker is gorgeous. I love your dresser(?) that has the drawers at each side. I love to decorate using vintage pearls. Cute flamingos and from your mom makes them extra special. The lights at the bottom of the fireplace.

    And did i say how much I LOVE how you use PINK!!!!


  9. Hi Penny, Your springtime bedroom is gorgeous. Love your mantel and all the romantic touches you add. Your mother's quilt is beautiful and the colors are so soft and pretty. Love the sweet lavender sign hanging from the mantel.
    Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs, Celestina Marie

  10. A close friend collects flamingos so I'm going to send her to see yours-she'll love it. Everything ties together so perfectly-you've done a beautiful look.

  11. Thank you for sharing at "Easter Inspirations Linky Party"!

  12. Love the flamingo's - have a few in my backyard and I snap them up whenever I can find them. Your bedroom is simply beautiful. Love your wedding dress tree - if you love it - leave it up and change the decorations for each season or holiday.
    Thanks for sharing....

  13. Penny,

    Everything is so pretty and i love the lavender touches!! One of my favorite colors!

    That picture is so delightful and for that price to boot!! Sometimes , it is the flaws that make things so interesting, don't you think? It gives them character....

    Love the fire place and mantle and you know I am always wishing I had room for one here!!

    So pretty!!

    It is 24 degrees here in the afternoon!! I am sure you are having nicer weather than we have right now. It is still hard to think of Spring with several snow and ice storms coming out way this week!!


  14. Penny, Penny...your spring mantle is gorgeous!!! Everything is amazing as usual. About the wedding dress...don' t put it away!!!

  15. The mantle looks beautiful. I'm ready for spring too. I have a beautiful blog candy right now if your interested, here's the link,

  16. Tan bonito como todo lo anterior. Me parece impresionante la forma que tienes para lograr estas maravillas.
    Un abrazo

  17. Everything is pretty, and it has a nice romantic feel!

    I like the bunny baby. :)

    I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

  18. Very pretty, Penny! I love your bed iron headboard and footboard!..Christine

  19. Beautiful home filled with lovely treasures. My eye went directly to the quilt. One of my favorite things.

  20. A lovely spring bedroom in every square foot. Romantic and sweet. Nice work decorating this pretty room.
    xo, Jeanne

  21. Your flamingos are great fun.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. So pretty! Found your post on Thursday Favorite Things! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today :)

  23. What gorgeous photos of your home. when can I move in? LOL

    Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck
    Hugs Lynn

  24. How amazing you have made your bedroom! Wow!

  25. Magical bedroom ~ doll is adorable and what a lovely idea to have a Springtime mantle ~ must try that to move on through winter in New England with the snow ^_^ ~ thanx ~ Lovely photography!

  26. Very pretty and feminine your bedroom is. The mantel is lovely and very springy. Loving the pretty headboard and footboard. Have a good week.

  27. Oh...and thank you for hosting my friend!!

  28. So pretty and romantic Penny! Thank you for sharing your lovely bedroom at TTF.

  29. Really a interesting and fantastic blog. Greetings from Bavaria. With best regards, Andrea

  30. Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre! I can't wait to see what you share next time at...

  31. Oh Penny! I love that flamingo picture! It is a keeper. My Grandparents lived in FL and it reminds me so of the retro FL decor. Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  32. Your mantel and bedroom are gorgeous! I love the flamingo. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  33. Feels like spring! Thank you for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!


  34. Fabulous post. Your spring mantle bedroom is amazing.
    I love lavender flower and all the tittle Benny doll.Your post is so lovely and thank you so much for sharing this post.


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