Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Mantel

Spring is definitely here in Tennessee.  I would love to be out enjoying it, but beautiful flowering trees bring terrible allergies to my kids.  So since the only way we can enjoy the outdoors is by looking out of the windows of our air conditioned house, I did a little spring decorating of our mantel (aka shelf) and hopefully my kids aren't allergic.

I made another chevron wall art to anchor everything.  I also cut some forsythia from my yard and planted some wheat grass in a little white dish.

I covered a glass candle stick with old dictionary pages.  A little white friend sits on top.  The "S" stencil is from Michael's and is held onto the silver platter with a magnet.

I whipped up this little Love at Home sign to remind my children that we do love each other!!  (They are home for spring break and seem to have forgotten this.)

Simple and Springy!

I have a read a few things about people being afraid to pin things from blogs on Pinterest.  I feel absolutely honored to have my images/projects pinned.  So please, feel free.  And thank you very much if you do. :)


  1. That looks lovely! I'll be pinning this one. ;) Megan

  2. This shows why you don't need to have over-the-top decor for a mantel to be beautiful. I love the simplicity and the way all the elements combine. I'm pinning this for sure!

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

  3. I love this! I especially love the chevron artwork and the colors. I always see cute mantle decor and wish I had a fire place but I LOVE that you just did it over a very cute shelf. I definitely am going to do that! I would love for you to share this at my link party

  4. Found your blog via TLC. :)
    Can I just say THANK YOU for naming the forsythia?! I keep seeing it everywhere and didn't know what it was called! I'm in love with how springy it makes everything feel.

  5. I'm totally loving the cheveron wall art! It looks great with the rest of your decor!

  6. So clean and lovely!

    Love the chevron!

    Found you on TT & J and would love for you to come by join us on our linky party and link this up! :)



    Angie from ALI

  7. What a beautiful mantel. I found you at Show and Tell Saturday. I just love you cure blog! I'm your new follower and I would Like to invite you to come link up at my Sunday party it opens tonight and is open till next Saturday. @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    Also I would love it if you would like to follow me too

  8. Love your mantel. The chevron is so pretty. I am having a Sunday Blog Hop right now and would love for you to join in the fun:>


    Blissful and Domestic

  9. Love your little mantel! It's so cute! I especially love the chevron art! It looks great!

  10. wow, what a stellar mantel! i love the chevron wall art...just read your post on how to make it. can't wait to make one for my home! thanks for the inspiration!


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