After watching an episode (okay, several episodes) of Fixer Upper between coughing fits and nebulizer treatments, I was inspired to do an assymetrical design for my mantel. For one of her mantel designs, Joanna used three simple vases filled with flowers. As lovely as it looked, I didn't want to have to maintain fresh flowers. The idea I had in mind included three decorative items to the right of the mantel with a large art piece to the left. Decorative items that I considered for my project included chunky candlesticks, unique vases, botanical-inspired sculptures and topiaries. Your options are limitless as long as you have three of something. I created a set of three simple topiaries that I made using rustic pots and moss balls.
Be on the look out for an upcoming post on Moss Ball Topiaries.
Last fall I purchased two beautiful pieces of art by Mary Gregory (marygregorystudio.com) when I attended the antique show in Round Top, Texas. The focal point of this art piece is a mother bird keeping watch over her nest of eggs. It is very springlike in its theme...just perfect for my project. I've had it safely tucked away in a closet just waiting for an opportunity to put it into the design mix. I enjoy renewing my living space seasonally with small changes in art and accessories.