Have you seen the latest Pottery Barn catalog called "Nest....at home"? Everything is so beautiful with birds and bird nests as the inspiration for the catalog. Well I fell in love with the mantel "scape" that featured silver, wrought iron and glass candle holders and birds and bird nests. It also had a few sprigs of white dogwood. I just had to have that look but at $68.00 for 2 birds and $59.00 for one nest I had to be creative with my shopping. Well a friend just happened to give me a bird for my birthday (unbelievable) and I found beautiful stems of large dogwood at Target for $10 a piece and 2 nest for $1.97 at Hobby Lobby. So that was the beginning of my copy cat mantel. I pulled out all types of candlesticks I already had.....wooden and glass. I also had a "cloche" which is a glass dome. It was perfect to cover my bird, nest and eggs. And there it is..........my spring mantel. What do you think? Almost as pretty as Pottery Barn and only cost a few dollars.
POTTERY BARN MANTEL