Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Our Springified Mantel!

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 trio of wire trellises, decked out for spring, takes center stage above the mantel.  

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.

Another got a single butterfly attached with hot glue.

Not too much going on...just enough.




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.

Then I added more interest by tying on some jute strands, too.
 
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.    
   
Spring branches with dried moss filler and a bird fit inside.

My small vintage trunk creates the perfect balance with the birds on top.

 The same theme is continued all around the room. 



If you want to see more than you'll have to stay tuned!

The trellises held herbs in our bay window last year, if you didn't see that you can have a look back here.

6 comments:

Cindy Rasley said...

Looks terrific! Nice job! Happy Spring!

Kristi Anderson said...

Yay spring has sprung!! So many great ideas!!! The trellis, the trunk, the swag so manyou adorable spring touches!!!!

Trisha said...

I love how you decorated your mantel! I try to decorate mine for every season and holiday and yours is a great inspiration!

~Trisha

The Charm of Home said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Your mantel is beautiful! I love the idea of putting a book in the basket with moss (I might just have to steal it myself!) and your ribbon and jute looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Hope to see you there again tomorrow! xo Kathleen

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful mantel d├ęcor and that chicken wire screen sure makes a stamen!
The basket with the moss is such a perfect element, well, everything is perfect for Spring.
FABBY