has decided to sell a few of her great antiques here at The Antique Gardener. This is a beautiful white mantel that she brought in a few weeks ago.
I had a great time finding a spot for it in the shop. It has a really nice wide top so it was easy to find items to decorate with. I love this large European watering can and I paired it with a real bird's nest and a simple ivy topiary.
I wasn't sure what to do with the fireplace area of the mantel. I had the wicker plant stand in another room of the shop and decided to give it a try. I used two five-finger ferns but would have preferred three large maidenhair ferns but they are hard to get this time of year.
I am very busy getting the shop ready for spring. I try to re-arrange and clean each and every room in the shop (yes, all seven rooms!). It is important to me to have the shop looking clean and fresh for customers that stop by often. I'll try to post more pictures as things start to come together.