Early Spring Mantel
With March right around the corner, I've been itching to start decorating for spring! I've been dusting things like crazy and packing away winter touches like darker throws, faux evergreen and my deer.
We've had quite a gloomy rainy couple of months so adding a bit of a light and airiness to our home is just what the doctor ordered.
Your mantel a perfect way to simply decorate for the seasons. I find that most of the decor stays the same in our family room, but love changing up the mantel. It's the focal point of most rooms. If you don't have a mantel, you can always do something similar with a console or dresser by a wall.
This month for our Pinterest Challenge, we are recreating our version of a spring mantel.
Welcome to another installment of our monthly Pinterest Challenges hosted by my sweet friend, Cindy, from County Road 407.
IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE PINTEREST CHALLENGE, HERE ARE THE DETAILS!
- each month Cindy selects a photo for inspiration online that we will recreate
- the owner of the photo has graciously given us permission to give our spin on the project
- you will receive numerous ideas that you can replicate in your home to keep things fresh
This month's inspiration comes to us from one of my favorite blogs, Hip and Humble! This post actually contains a craft project making your very own spring stems, but I chose to take inspiration from the mantel as a whole for my inspiration.
If you are hopping over from my friend Cindy at County Road 407, welcome!
Be sure to check the end of the post for links to all of my blogging friends on today's hop!
My takeaways from this mantel:
- one vase with stems
- 2 candlesticks
- greenery in a pot
I adore the stained mantel! That chunky wood is amazing. My mantel is white and very traditional. I do not have as much open space on either side because I have hardwired sconces.
I adore blue and white and have decided to start collecting more for our home. The pot with the plant on the hearth is well over 20 years old. The vase is new from an antique mall from a little Valentine's Day getaway that we just took. I got it for 40% off for a grand total of $14 and some change. I love it! It was exactly what I wanted for the mantel.
The sconces take up a lot of space on the mantel so my look is a bit more compact.
The oil painting is always a constant on the mantel. It's always here. I don't take it down and move it around or replace it with other things throughout the seasons. Sometimes you purchase a piece specifically for a space. It fits, it works, it's enjoyed….it stays. So I'm a bit different in the blogging world where I just don't have tons of art that gets moved around. I more than make up with this when it comes to pillows!!! Ha, ha!!!
I incorporated 2 graduated candlesticks just like the inspiration photo. Mine are a bit chunkier, but the only ones that I have that are similar.
The inspiration photos has a larger plant of greenery behind the candlesticks. Due to scale, I used something a bit smaller and to the front.
I do not have a round mirror. How is that possible? This one is from a thrift store. It's things like this and smaller art that I move around and use in vignettes. They are perfect for layering. I do think that I need to add a round mirror to my decor stash.
Since my mirror is rectangular, I wanted to add something curved to mimic lines of the round mirror. The small clock worked just right!
My favorite element on the mantel is that new to me blue and white vase! I've had these pussy willow stems a few years now. I only have 3 and they came from Walmart.
To help taller stems stay in place and not make your vase top heavy, fill it with some epsom salts!
I am so ready to add more spring to our home in the upcoming weeks. Happy early spring!
Up next on the tour is Marty from A Stroll Thru Life!
Be sure to check out my blogging friends sharing their own personal takes on the spring mantel.