So I re-did my Spring/Easter Fantel. There were a few reasons for that: 1)Chris kept bumping into the sticks and toppling the whole thing over. It was ugly. 2)I felt like it looked kinda cold and dead, and since the weather has been so nice this year and everything is in bloom and not half dead like usual, it just seemed wrong. 3) I also bought myself this awesome hydrangea and I’ve pretty much decided my whole decorating scheme revolves around it until it’s warm enough to plant it outside.
So first of all, what’s a fantel?
It’s basically a fake mantel, for those of us without real mantels. Mine is this saw horse style thing that Chris made for me back in the Fall. He used barn wood and studs out of our walls upstairs from Kennedy’s closet renovation. Which I still haven’t shown you.
Because it’s still not quiiiiiite done.
I made this rag wreath in about 15 minutes using old flannel baby blankets in Easter colours. I was thinking “OK, I love it, but there’s no way it’s going to work in my living room.” Well, I’ve been wrong once or twice. It’s fantastic.
I’ve just learned how to blow out eggs this week. Sad I know. Isn’t every school child supposed to know that? Anyway, I’ve been saving all the pretty egg shells from the farm eggs my Mother in Law has been bringing to me.
Hands down, the best Easter decorations I’ve come upon so far.
So what do you think? Do you like Take Two as much as I do, or should I have just left the first fantel as it was?