Greetings Friends! Before Easter, I used this vintage chicken feeder to style my mantel. Since then, I have challenged myself to get creative with the chicken feeder for each seasonal change. For now it's all about blessings and blooms ...
When I found this sweet embroidered sign at Boerne Handmade Market, I knew I wanted to display it on the mantel. I set it on top of the chicken feeder right in the center. It is signed on the back by the artist, Becky Curtiss. The message reminds me I am blessed and makes me smile. It also provided inspiration for the Happy message I added to the banner above the mantel. I kept the succulents in the chicken feeder, but added roses to replace the eggs from Easter. I also added bottles of fresh lavender from my garden on each side.
Favorite Son brought me this lovely orchid for Mother's Day--a bloom and a blessing ;) I wanted it to have a special place as well. I have had the whimsical Bloom bud vase for ages.
On the opposite side, I added fuchsia kalanchoe. It was a grocery store markdown for $1!
Of course I kept the birdie--Home Tweet Home!
More mantels from my chicken feeder challenge: