Happy Wednesday Friends! I found inspiration for my spring mantel from what may seem like an unlikely source...
I was browsing an antique mall when I happened upon this old chicken feeder and I just knew it belonged on my mantel!
Previously, I've used a chicken feeder tray as a dish display. I needed something that would fit on this narrow shelf but offer adequate support for my precious jadeite--it has worked like a charm!
However, I had something different in mind for the mantel. I already had this pretty Easter sign and I couldn't wait to add some colorful eggs to my feeder. I decided to alternate eggs, succulents, and moss.
Next, I added a white pitcher of dried lavender, a tiny nest and iron birdie to the left...
...and to the right, a white china bunny and an even tinier nest.
Here's a peek at the full mantel--it has just the right combination of rustic farmhouse and whimsy I pictured in my mind ;)
Finally, I hung a spring message on the mirror. I found this fun chevron painted sign on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I wanted to keep it simple, so I added only the metallic letters.
So what do you think--would you use a chicken feeder as decor?
More mantels from my chicken feeder challenge:
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