Springtime Mantel

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 in Displays, Living Room

Welcome Spring

Spring is a fun time of new beginnings especially in my home!  I enjoy decluttering and freshening things up!  We just had Spring Break, but it went way too quickly and really made me excited for my kids to be home this summer!  In the meantime, I want to enjoy this lovely season and all it brings – our 13th wedding anniversary, Easter, baseball, and soccer!

This is a very simple and fairly inexpensive mantel to put together.  I am really enjoying the brighter, fresher look in our living room!

The antique window pane is from Canton, TX.  It actually belongs to my mom, but I’ve been borrowing it for several years.  Next I used an old, broken clock.  I think it came from TJ Maxx or Garden Ridge about  8 years ago.  I made a ruffled wreath out of a drop cloth – inspired by The Handmade Home.

I painted the “H” blue and it is from JoAnn Fabrics.  The candlesticks and bird are mercury glass from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.  The mirror in the background was silver and got a fresh coat of white for this display.  I love that the only things I purchased for this display were the supplies to make the ruffled wreath.

I had set out to use whites and greens, but every combination I tried seemed too busy.  I even wrangled my mom and sister into helping me.  In the end, the simplicity of this display won!  Do you like how I decided to skip the step of covering the back of the wreath?  Oops!

 

Vista Trail Designs link to The Lettered Cottage

 I’m excited to be joining in on the Spring Fling Link Party!

I love seeing the way that others bring things together.  Come join the fun and get lots of amazing ideas!  Also, check out my new social commenting below, where you can tag and share with your friends on Facebook or Twitter to include them in the comments even if they’ve never seen my blog!  It’s a great new way to share ideas.

So, what are you doing to get ready for spring?

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