I think that this is my favorite mantle so far...
To me, May is the month of nesting birds and so that is my theme.
This is the big picture.
My May mantle features my antique punched tin lantern collection (which usually doesn't stray very far), Maggie Bonanomi topiaries, found nests (some with eggs) and Schneeman folk art birds.
They all certainly bring a smile to my face.
Although this part on the hearth doesn't fit my theme, they are all well loved items.
Here are the rest of my Schneeman birds that didn't quite fit on the mantle along with a Ginny Henson robin made of linsey woolsey.
A Rabbit Hill Primitives creation along with more bird eggs.
Isn't this robin family the best?!
Created by Audrey Baker of Bay Ray's Child ~ so very lifelike!
Cross Stitch pillow by me of a Primitive Stitchin By Shelly Auen design.
More Rabbit Hill Primitives creations in an old trencher with make do repair.
More robins by Audrey of Bay Ray's Child.
A few of my Rowe Pottery Historical pieces.
"The trees of the Lord are well watered,
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
There the birds make their nests;
the stork has its home in the junipers.
The high mountains belong to the wild goats;
the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.
He made the moon to mark the seasons,
and the sun knows when to go down."