With all that has been going on around in here May my mantel post is rather late this month! In fact, I was rather late decorating it. I had taken down the daffodils that I had up in April and removed the other Easter items and then didn't replace them with anything.
Finally though that has changed and I can give you a Ta Dah! moment for my May Mantel!!
I know that you will be asking about the cherries! They are made in a similar, but different way to the brooches that I made recently. As soon as I get a chance I will of course write up the pattern and share it with you.
You can just see the little blossoms on the twigs to the right of the fireplace. These are something that I crocheted about 2 months ago and still haven't shared with you. Again, a pattern will be forthcoming!
The twigs have lights on them and they look lovely combined with these blossoms.
I also crocheted some bands to go on these two little bottles. They are just rows of DC (UK terms) crochet then I sewed the two ends together to make a band.
Then I added my favourite vases at the other end of the mantel and these two doggies that I made a couple of years ago from a magazine kit. They went well with the red of the cherries!
Here you can see the cherries again!
Finally, another look at the mantel.
Next months will be much earlier in the month because I have less to change and my garland is already made.
Just to remind you, for the most part, my monthly mantels are decorated using things that I already have or things that I have made myself. I rarely buy new things and certainly not just to decorate my mantel with. Although that isn't to say that I would never buy anything new of course!! If you are a regular reader you will recognise many of the items from this months mantel.
You can see the previous months mantels below