Daylight savings is always such an exhilarating time of year when we get to turn the clocks ahead and see more sunlight in our day. When that happens I know that it's definitely time to make new changes around the house.
This is how I "springified" our mantel and fireplace.
A simple spring wreath in green is the focal point with a collection of vintage bottles holding blossom sprigs.
One bottle got an accent with heavy brown jute and a wee bit of moss.
An antique woven basket and a worn old green book added something simple for the seasonal look.
A few things antique and a vintage floral book.
I wrapped the whole mantel with three strands of the heavy brown jute and a rag ribbon accent with a flower that hangs like a swag. I stole it from a pillow that I made for our sofa last spring and just added the white ribbon to tie it all in.
I've been dressing up this wooden pedestal for a while...it's been adorned with burlap and a rhinestone pin, rhinestone trim this past Christmas and now with more heavy jute cording just haphazardly wrapped for a casual, rustic look.
The child's brown suitcase made an interesting filler in between the pedestal and the metal florist container.
The same theme is continued all around the room.
The trellises held herbs in our bay window last year, if you didn't see that you can have a look back here.