Hi chickies! Life has been busy lately, but the fun sort of busy. Know what I mean? I’ve been playing in the flower beds, planting all sorts of pretty things. Our weather has just been beautiful and we are taking full advantage of the nice days!

So, I thought I’d let you know what my mantel looks like nowadays. I wanted to keep it fresh and simple for spring…

The French sign is inspired by this post. I had an old piece of wood that I painted white, and traced the lettering onto the wood. Then filled it in with a black marker. I like how it turned out. Easy peasy!

Now onto my recent yard sale finds…

Hubs saw these lamps and said “WHAT?”. He just doesn’t see the potential, but I think they are just so cool, funky and retro! I do need to change the shades because they are damaged, but for $1 each, how can you turn these down??

I bought this old green suitcase and thought it would look great by the front door. It holds gloves, scarves, and wintery things. I loved the color and shape!

Here is a wooden Coke bottle box and an old thermos that I set on the porch…

I LOVED this glass milk jug holder! And the lady at the yard sale GAVE it to me! Whoopee! I thought I’d use the bottles as vases for my tulips.

Found a whole stack of Country Living, Southern Living, and Travel & Leisure mags. I’m spending my evenings reading and getting inspired!

And, finally, I bought a stack of old photos, but I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them. Just thought they were too irresistible to pass up. Any ideas?

Hope the weather is beautiful wherever you are too!

April 23, 2008 — Aimee Weaver