Spring Mantle Update…

Hey y’all…what have you been up to?

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nestWe experienced beautiful weather this weekend. You know, the kind of weather that holds the promise that Spring is right around the corner. Bright blue sky, slight breeze and naturally a bit warmer. Days like this have been too few and far between in our area of the world.

I felt a renewed sense of energy and excitement. I found myself wanting to clean house and spruce up otherwise dusty areas. Now, trust me – this isn’t normal for me. I typically avoid cleaning like the plague. I would much rather be creating messes by decorating, crafting or painting furniture. But, Saturday I hoisted the windows open, blasted my Top 40 tunes and I became a cleaning machine! I clean much better to music – I think it makes me do it faster, like to the beat of the music!

After a bit, I began to focus attention on my mantle. It still had its Winter decor – which I loved – but I wanted it to look a bit more lively and vibrant, just like my mood!

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nest

I had been gathering together a couple of items that I thought would look good for a Spring Mantle Update. Surprisingly most of those items didn’t make the cut. I decided to use a lot of bright color with weathered and vintage elements.

This bird nest is a combination of a real nest paired with an artificial one…

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nest…and this adorable bunny silhouette painted on barn wood was purchased at a cute shop last year.

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nestY’all have seen me use these moss balls in my decor for over a year now. I love moving them from room to room and displayed in different ways. Here I placed it on top of my grandmother’s vintage African violet pot.

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nestI collect vintage architectural pieces like this one reportedly from an old porch…

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nestI couldn’t resist buying these flowers from a local farmer’s market. To give the appearance of a larger display, I arranged the flowers in a glass vase and then placed the vase inside this vintage galvanized bucket.

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nest

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nestI’ve honestly lost count of how long I have had this antique shutter. There is actually a pair of them and I bought them when we lived in North Carolina. They came from an old family farm that was sadly being torn down for development. This is the original paint color and there are layers and layers of it. I love them and my North Carolina memories.

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nestI needed to change out the framed chalkboard graphics. I again used my same trick of writing on black foam board. For Jennifer and I, we naturally think of Bees and Spring 🙂

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nestI hope you approve of my new mantle decor!

Spring Mantle Update - bright turquoise and vintage, weathered decor. Fresh white flowers, bunny, moss, bird nest

Have you decorated your mantle for Spring? We would love to see it!

Well…that’s it for now. I hear Bruno Mars and Uptown Funk calling my name!!

xo-Vicki

 

Linked this to

Savvy Southern Style

Maison de Pax

Canary Street Crafts

My Creative Days

 

Comments

  1. says

    Your mantle is always changing in the best ways! It’s been a bit warmer up here too and I’m so happy spring is starting to show it’s face. I also love your tip for using black foam board. Genius!!

  2. says

    Love it! You do a chalk board like no bodies business! And if I ever stop by, I may try and swipe that shutter!
    Have a great day!

    • says

      Thanks so much Karen! I love doing chalkboard art – or I should say practice the art 🙂 I would love for you to stop by…but I might have to tackle to keep my shutter!

  3. says

    hi Vicki, Your mantel looks beautiful and perfect for spring. I love the bees n Spring chalkboard and that shutter and architectural pieces are amazing along with the flowers. Sorry I LOVE it all. have a great day and thank you for the spring inspiration xo Lisa

    • says

      LOL Lisa – I’m so glad that you like it all! I really must say I like how organically everything came together. I was definitely in a turquoise and green mood!

  4. says

    How pretty! Love the idea of just placing the old bracket on the mantel. I have one that I never knew what to do with…stealing this!! 🙂

    Since you mentioned Uptown Funk….DANCE OFF, right now! (I’ll take your word for it that you’re dance with me at this moment!)

    Hugs to ya both!

    • says

      Hey Christie! I remember the days when I yearned for a mantle too! Can you put up a large shelf anywhere in your home for the same effect? I see that you’re a blogger too…heading to your site now. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. says

    I just adore your mantel! Too many things to love about it. I think if I had to choose though the chalk board is my favorite. Thank you for sharing at Treasure Hunt Thursday!

  6. says

    I really like your decoration – the colours (turquoise is one of my favourites), the flowers, the bunny 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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