I set out to create a St. Patrick's Day mantel for this, our 26th, Mantel Monday. But, the thing is, I don't have any St. Patty's Day decor, nor did I craft any for the occasion. I just had too many other things on my plate. And, let's face it, lots of bloggers were doing such an awesome job at St. Patty-ing it up, my contribution wasn't really all that necessary.
So, instead of going with a full-blown, St. Pat's themed mantel, I picked the aspect of the holiday I most enjoy: GREEN...and ran with it! And, let me just say, no one around here is gettin' pinched this year. Because we are green to the max.
To get started, I headed to my neighborhood Dollar Tree to see what they had in the form of green. And, I came home with 2 striped scarves, plus a three-pack of socks. $3 well spent!
This black, single-pane window usually hangs in my kitchen, but you know how I love playing swap-a-roo in my house. I removed my kitchen art from the window and replaced it with my striped scarves. I simply cut each one into 2 pieces and push-pinned them to the back of the window frame. To achieve the cool "wave", I pinned the scarves at varying tensions. This was a 5 minute project. Seriously.
(and, to me the green and white feels very Spring...so you may see it again. St. Patty can share.)
Things you learn about me in this post:
I can't help but mix white and off-white, kelly green and apple green, shiny and old. Sometimes I try not to mix. And, it gives me a headache. So, I go back to mixin'.
I am not opposed to decorating with scarves and...socks. From the dollar store.
Oh, m'goodness, this is a long post. And, I haven't even addressed the fact that I totally glossed over this being our TWENTY-SIXTH Mantel!! Half way there, folks. I feel like we should have confetti rain on our heads. But, that would be messy. And, who always cleans up the messes? Momma.
Yes, let's skip the confetti.
But, don't go anywhere yet because last week I promised you some St. Patty's Day Mantel Features. And, here they are, in all of their festive goodness! Thanks to the mantel-scapers for linking up their mantels at Thursdays are YOUR Days and our ONGOING Mantel Link Party.
|A Nigh Owl|
|Two Yellow Birds Decor|
|Happy Canadian Home|
|A Little Something in the Meantime|
|Austin & Jean|
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