Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Mantel '13...aqua glass, jars and JUNK...



I've been "playing"...


I LOVE switching things up for Spring...even though it's still VERY snowy here in MN :)


Raise your hand if you like aqua glass...


...and lots a junk!!
(PS...Yes, these are vintage Delco glass battery cases.  I got them a while back at the Goodwill.  You can see that older post HERE :)




You know I do :)


I was actually going to hang this canning rack above the sign...I set it here to go get my hammer and...TA DA!  There it stayed.


I decided it was "unexpected" an fun.
(Another PS...I got that sign for my birthday...you can have one too!!  It's from DAYSPRING.com)


A couple of paper birds clipped on for "cute".


The "down low"...


...more junk of course.


Remember my STRIKE PLATE CROSSES?  
Did you see Carlene's version over at ORGANIZED CLUTTER?  
Love them :)


How about my barn trolley...turned junky bird cage??



Chat soon, 

29 comments:

  1. Laurel,
    The mantel looks beautiful! Love the blue.
    Smiles, alice

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  2. Very fun! I love the turquoise square jar with all the goodies. The salvaged cross is great.

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  3. Me, me, me! I love aqua glass and junk!!! It all works so perfectly for your spring mantle!!!! Just beautiful Laurel!

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  4. Beautiful Laurel! The blue jars are gorgeous and I love all those rusty, chippy treasures!
    Susan

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  5. I should be ashamed...I still covet those aqua square jar thingys...from batteries if I recall. I love them! Didn't you write about them before? It's all very lovely, Laurel! Today was out Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale. It starts in our town and goes miles and miles to the Georgia Coast. I did as much as I could hold out to do around town...got some nice stuff. My favorite was a 5 gallon bucket of springs. Not bed springs, but those springs that are on rocky horses. Rusty rusty ones...beautiful! Have no idea for them now, but I think just thrown in a nice bowl will work for now.Best,Vicki

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  6. Looks wonderful, in a wonderfully "junky" way! Love your Amazing Grace sign!

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  7. I Love the aqua blue jars, especially the square one. I've not seen one of those before. What were they used for? I am definitely going to have to go on the hunt for one. Hmmm, I see an adventure in my future !!! Yeah !!!
    This is my first visit to your blog. Love it....

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  8. Love the aqua glass, it looks amazing displayed en mass. Great vignette.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  9. Super cute....great job. Beautiful glass.

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  10. Always classy Laurel! I want one of those glass battery jars so bad. I'll find one one day. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. It's all pretty with the aqua and don't think I didn't notice the subtle crosses, I love how you fit them in with such rustic touches. (Well maybe the tall one isn't so subtle huh?) But it's the sign I gotta pin my dear.

    Bliss

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  12. Everything came together beautifully. Also a fan of blue glass and I love the junky birdacge that used to be a barn trolley :)

    Happiness!
    Sumaya

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  13. Turquoise is a perfect way to bring spring indoors! It accents all the WHITE stuff outdoors. My hubby is out snowblowing right now while I catch up on blogs. :)

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  14. I see TWO glass battery jars!!! AWESOME!! I have 2 also. One in the green and one that is clear! I think they are AWESOME!!! LOVE your spring mantle and the wood cross is AWESOME!
    I hope our snow all melts away this week! (one can hope!)
    Warmly,
    deb

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  15. I absolutely love it! There are so many interesting things to look at. Your are so talented at layering. Gorgeous! I am inspired ;)

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  16. I was just going to ask what the square jars were, but I see they are batteries. Learn something new every day. Love the little cross with the cop sign on it!

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  17. If the two of us went junkin.. It would be dangerous LOL ... I am so serious.. YOU love all the same things I love. I would have to pull along a trailer... I love your blog sister.. your amazing grace pic is beautiful and if you saw my blog of my daughter singing it the other day ..YOU can see why I would have to buy it from you if we were neighbors LOL.................HUGS and blessings and thanks for always making me smile .. TOODLES

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  18. I swear I read this last night...did you re-post? I like your jars.

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  19. Beautiful mantel, Laurel...love the aqua glass...

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  21. i adore your blue aqua jars and filled with so many fabulous rusty crusty goodies! The little bird is awesome, I can hear it chirping!

    Smiles, cyndi

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  22. Laurel,
    Charming Spring mantel you have here...luv all the aqua glass (I have put some on my mantel too). Now this sign is wonderful, what a great b'day gift. Thank you for sharing at NTT.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. Your collection of blue glass is fantastic! You better keep a close eye on that great square bottle because I am CRAVING that!! Just beautiful!

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  24. LOVE the aqua and all of your pretty treasures! Just found your blog via Knick of Time. I am going to peek around here a bit!

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  25. I am so in love with that battery thing - that is definitely on my new search list!

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  26. Love, love, love your battery jars...and yes love any aqua jars!

    Thanks for sharing...Bev @ Tymes Past

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  27. Adorable, and you are using my favourite colour. Found you through a post on Facebook by Gracious Spaces. Your new follower,

    Margaret from margaret-movingforward.blogspot.ca/

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  28. Your mantle is super cute! The amazing grace sign caught my eye, I really love it!

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