I love changing up the mantel for the seasons, and while I am mostly a fresh flower lover, dealing with dead flowers and smelly water on the mantel isn't an option. Fresh flowers on the dining room table? Yes. Fresh flowers on the mantel? No.
I'm a fan of Betsy Speert, decorator extraordinaire and very funny lady. She has phony flowers all over her place, and she makes them look real. So, I did some blog
snooping research and picked up a few ideas and headed off to Michael's.
I told myself I wouldn't spend much money, but this little change-up was over a hundred dollars. I will be storing these away safely come fall, however. That way I'll be able to use them for several years and recoup the investment eventually.
Vases, flowers, and candles are all from Michael's. The water color is an original, something my husband picked up long before he found me.
If you love cottage style (I do!), check out Betsy's blog. Even if cottage style isn't your thing, check it out anyway. She'll make you laugh out loud!