Friday, March 21, 2014

Rustic Spring Mantel

Hi There!

Happy spring! I know many of you are so glad to bid farewell to cold weather, and even though we enjoyed a very mild winter, spring is wildflower season in Arizona, and it's such a beautiful time of year! The kids and I took a walk in our little corner of the desert today, and the flowers were popping up all over. They don't last long, and we may not see much because of the lack of rain lately, but hey, I'll enjoy it while I can!

Anyway, over the past few days, I've been showing you some of the spring crafts I've been working on, and I am happy to say that the fireplace and mantel are finally decorated for spring! 


Spring fireplace mantel with flowers, Easter eggs, picket fenc, bunnies




The other day, I showed you how I made this rustic picket fence. It gets a prime spot on top of the mantel -- far away from kids and pets! I dressed it up a little with an easy DIY wreath made from greenery, flowers and a burlap bow. I didn't have an extra wreath form, so I just twisted a wire hanger into a circular shape and wound some greens around the wire.

I wanted to keep it fairly simple, so I added the painted mason jars that I made last week. The good thing about these flowers is that they will last a lot longer than the ones in the desert! 

picket fence, flowers and Easter eggs on spring mantel

I love these sequined Easter eggs! I found them last year in Pier One, and they add a touch of elegance to the whole scene. I really love how the eggs sparkle in the afternoon light.

mason jar vases, Easter eggs and flowers on spring mantel

The large foam Peeps bunnies found a home at the bottom of the fireplace. The kids say they get hungry when they look at the bunnies, but so far, I haven't found any bite marks. The kids also decorated some foam eggs, and I used two of them in front of the bunnies. I also tucked some greens into a bunny basket and added that to the mix, as well.

peeps bunnies, flowers, picket fence on spring mantel

C'est tout! It's easy to get carried away with decorating for spring, but I thought this was just enough. After Easter, I just have to remove the bunnies and eggs, and the rest of the decorations can stay. Easy, peasy! 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy a wonderful spring day!

Dee :)

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19 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to welcome spring into your home! I'm a big fan of winter, but this year I'm totally aching for spring. Can't wait for the warm sun on my arms and face. Mmm.

    Happy Sharefest! Super cute decorations.

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    1. Thanks so much! I just love this time of year! :)

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  2. So cute and spring can not get here fast enough! We still have snow in our forecast!!

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    1. I really hope you get to enjoy warmer weather soon. We only enjoy nice weather for a short time, and then it gets too hot! :)

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  3. Love the large peeps bunnies on the bottom. I'm going to have make those.

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    1. Thanks, Erlene! My kids keep saying that they crave Peeps, so you may have to watch for that! :)

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  4. Oh wow...see, THIS is why I want a mantle! Love the Peeps, they're so stinkin' cute and the colors are just so spring-y.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I didn't have a mantel last year, so we built one--just for decorating! ;)

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  5. Oh my! that little picket fence is so perfect for spring decor! I love what you have done with it.... Can't wait to see how you incorporate it into other seasonal decor....
    :) Have a happy week!!
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thanks so much, Crystelle. It's nice to meet another vintage lover! :)

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  6. This is such a cute mantel display and I adore the bunnies on the hearth. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks for the sweet compliment, Marty! It's always nice to visit your party. :)

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  7. I love a sweet and simple mantle. Well done.

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    1. Thanks so much! Decorating doesn't come naturally to me, so I like to keep things simple. :)

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  8. The decorating you did on your mantle is just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks for hosting the party, Kathy! Have a great week! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Toodie! I'm glad you stopped by! :)

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  10. These are the sweetest Easter decorations! I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post on 4/3 at Simply Creative Living if you don't mind.

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