You guys, I’m so sad. Today was to be my big new fireplace mantel reveal, just in time for helping my friend Lucy from Craftberry Bush co-host the big Swing into Spring Mantel Linky Party with Courtney from French Country Cottage…
I mean I knew it was cutting it close trying to re-tile my fireplace 2 weeks before, but you all know I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal and I figured it would all work out. The tile came in on time, (happy dance!!) 4 days before the party today, plenty of time! I was all set for it to be amazing…
and then I got the call that my tile was delivered broken. whooooomp, whoooomp :( so needless to say it’s not done.
That’s ok we will improvise, I don’t want my mantel to feel left out after all. She will just be like me in the carpool pickup line at school -
She’s got her hair brushed,
swipe of mascara on,
a little concealer to hide those tired eyes….
and sweat pants and slippers on the bottom. You know, totally presentable thru the car window, but really not so put together.
I think I’ll call it my mullet mantel, pretty on the top and disaster area on the bottom.
Just imagine my pretty new gray stone surround, cute springy throw pillows in my comfy wicker chairs and a bundle of fresh tulips singing spring. Now that you are imagining the springy happiness, let’s focus on the positives, shall we?
I love these gorgeous blue glass bottles we used for my sister in laws baby shower. They are such a happy color.
My favorite old windows are always at home here in the living room.
And you know I had to throw in a happy little chalkboard sign too.
I’m kind of loving the simple, sweet non fussy spring mantel this year…
or at least that’s what I’m telling myself to make me feel better about the disaster zone that is going on beneath.
I’ll keep you posted on the tile situation, but in the meantime let’s see all your fun and fabulous spring mantels! Make sure you check out Lucy and Courtney’s amazing spring mantels today and all the other great parties the rest of the week!