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!

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39 thoughts on “Our Spring Mantel…Sort of”


  1. I love your mantle! Simple, clean looking. You did a great job. Did you make the topiaries too? I want to make some, but I don't want them to look cheesey…yours look great!

  2. Laura I love it! You've combined my favorite graphics, clocks and letters. The basket is perfect there! Beautiful work!
    Susan @ homeroad.net

  3. So pretty! I love the hanging basket. I actually had a basket just like this in my cart at Salvation Army because it was so cute. I put it back. 🙁

  4. Your mantel looks beautiful. That ribbon is awesome…never saw anything like it!

  5. I love the look of your mantle. So simple, clean, yet makes a very classy statement!

  6. It is beautiful Laura, I love the tray! The mirror really opens it up and the summer/spring sunlight will bounce off it perfectly. Another beautiful mantel my friend! 🙂

    Have a great day!

  7. If your not too tired… I'd love you to stop by and rearrange my mantel 🙂 Love the clock faces, ladder and of course, the bunnies.
    Looks wonderful!!!

  8. i love that tray from target!

    of course, i'm a sucker for any type of fun font decor.

    your mantel is beautiful. love how you hung that basket as well.

    thanks for linking up to the spring fling.

  9. Hi Laura, your mantel looks BEAUTIFUL!! That basket is so pretty and that's a perfect spot for it. Nice to meet someone from my neck of the woods. Just became a follower, would love you to stop on by and follow me back. Martina

  10. Hi Laura, Thank you for sharing your beautiful mantel at my new party. I love the ladder and the clock faces. Everything is just perfect.

  11. Love love love your mantle! This is so gorgeous and it is giving me ideas for mine!!!Thanks for sharing this!

  12. Nice look! I appreciate the inspiration as I'm in the process of working on a new look for our mantel.
    ~ Sarah

  13. The new mantel look is great and you shopped the house!!! I remember that tray from Target last yr., I so wish I would have gotten it. I think it is perfect on the mantel!!!

  14. Your mantel is gorgeous! I've just found your blog and I've already gotten so many wonderful ideas! I'm following 🙂 Thanks!


  15. Love the mantel. It looks very pretty. And I love that tray from Target. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  16. You mantel looks fabulous! I like that it isn't overly Easter, or such but that you can with just a few additions make it Holiday appropriate. I don't have alot of time to redo the mantel every few weeks and really like this look!

  17. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Your mantel is STUNNING! Thanks for the springtime inspiration.

  18. Hi Laura…

    My friend, your spring mantel looks gorgeous! I especially like how you hung that great basket filled with hydrangeas from the mirror…sooo pretty! Love the pretty topiaries too! I think that adding the black and white through the clock faces and that pretty tray really adds to your pretty mantel! It's all sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Happy spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  19. Your mantle is lovely. You did a great job with it. Everything works. Especially love the basket and where it is placed. Well done!

  20. Your mantle looks very nice. All of the elements go well together. I am challenged this year to decorate my mantle around a new bold wall color and patterns that I love. But I do love a challenge. Visit any time! Enjoy your blog. 🙂