Friday, March 11, 2011

My Spring Mantel

On Saturday, I thought it might be a good idea to take down my Winter mantel & get going with something more Spring-like. My hope was that in decorating for Spring, I would send some good karma out there & bring Spring weather to us sooner.

That plan sooo did not work! Between Sunday & into Monday, about 18 inches of snow fell.

Anyhow, Spring has indeed inhabited my living room mantel even though it is still quite Winter outdoors. Sigh.



Surprisingly, I didn't have to buy too much for the mantel. I had the lamp, the bird cage & the clock. I had the sconce too. It was sitting in the box for almost a year, just waiting to be used for something.











I made the wooden sign myself, inspired by Pottery Barn. I purchased the urn, Spring blooms, birds & wire candle holders. All came from Michael's and with sales & coupons, I spent about $45. Not too bad being that my mantel is huge & needs alot to fill it. (79" inches long, 18" deep)



I am linking this over at Women Who Do It All for the Spring Mantel Party, at a A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday & Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.







Wishing a lovely Spring-filled weekend to each of you...

C'mon Spring, I'm waiting for ya!

Gina
Gina

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18 comments:

  1. Wow, Gina! Your mantel looks like a magazine or catalog. Ahhhhhh-some!

    Have a great weekend!
    xoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  2. Your mantel looks so very nice, I love the clock and birdcage oh, and the cute birds too! Really looks like spring♥

    Rondell

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  3. You make me wish I had a mantel to decorate!!

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  4. Found you thru the Spring Mantel Part. Love what you've done. 18"? Wow. That is deep. The blue on those birds is to die for!

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  5. I love it, so clean and fresh! I love the little blue birdies (which seem to be pretty popular right now) and the white cherry blossom branches!!! Thanks for joining the party!

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  6. I love your mantel! It looks great for spring, and summer!

    Kathy

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  7. I wish I had a mantel...yours looks fantastic. Oh and btw, can I send you a bit of our snow. Seeing that you have a lot already, a little more won't hurt, right?

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  8. I love your spring mantel,,,those little blue birds are adorable!! We are on the home stretch for getting the kitchen reno done,,,so then I can clean house and start putting things back together,,,including redecorating my fireplace mantel! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. That sign is wonderful! Great job, I cannot believe you are still having snow...enough already!

    Carol

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  10. Beautiful! I can't decide which part of your design that I like best. I think I'll go with your PB inspired sign. Love it! I can't believe that you got 18 inches of snow. Blah! It was in the 70's here today!

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  11. Gina, It may be snowing but your mantel looks like Spring has arrived. I love the sign you made and the mantle vignette is beautiful. I hope to see you at my new linky party on 3/17.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  12. Oh I do love your spring mantle. It looks really, really nice. I sure need help with mine!

    Donna

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  13. I am definately waiting too:) LOVE your mantel. Those blue birds are so cute!! I always love your little displays and your new wooden piece looks amazing up there! Great job G!

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  14. Hey Gina,
    I LOVE IT! So Springy. And I know you know that my favorite things are all the birdies and birdie items. Spring has definitely sprung on your mantel...Hope it does outside soon too. Have a fantabulous new week.

    Much love,
    ♥Ana

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  15. Love the soft colours and little birds hopping around on your mantel. The sign is a great addition as well.

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  16. Gorgeous. I love it all. The sign is wonderful, you did such a great job on it. Love the birdcage and clock also. Beautiful arrangement and vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Your mantel looks fabulous. I'm looking at mine and thinking how I could decorate it for spring. Love the sign that you created.

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