Our Spring Mantel…Sort of

As I have mentioned before, last year we completed some pretty major renovations on our home.

I have finally gotten my act together to start sharing the before and afters of our own home, but, not yet.  I know, I am a tease.

But this week I will share my family room.

One of the challenges has been that since we finished we have been in “holiday” mode.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter and Valentine’s Day.

Now, I am finally ready to pull my house together for the day to day, not just for holidays.

So, I have re-done my mantel.  It is kind of springy.  But, my real intention was to do a mantel, our mantel to enjoy and live with.

I hope you like it, I do.

I didn’t add a lot of color, just some warm browns, creams, and green.

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I found this tray online at Target last year and it has been on the coffee table in my living room.  I thought it added a nice touch and tie in with the clock faces.

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For a little bit of Easter, there are two bunnies.  When Easter is over, they can be removed without too much disruption.  I also added a small ironstone pitcher with dried lavender and hydrangea.

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I found the nesting basket at a yard sale last year and filled it with hydrangea.  It is hanging on a twig like ribbon some friends gave me.

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The mirror reflects a lot of light in the room and the picture in the upstairs hall.  At a different angle it also reflects the grouping on top of the armoire.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Laura

Oh, and I will be sharing at some of the parties in my sidebar, stop on by!