Hello friends! Who else is looking for a distraction from reality today? For the last couple of weeks, I have been hesitant to blog. Honestly, the idea of posting decorating photos seemed so frivolous with everything that is happening in the world. Then the other day, I managed to get caught up playing around with ways to decorate my mantel for spring. For that short period of time, I was able to escape reality for a bit. My guess is that I ‘m not the only one looking for an escape…
So, at the last minute I decided to join a Spring Ideas Tour Blog Hop hosted by my friend, Paula from Sweet Pea. If you don’t already follow Paula, please be sure to stop by her beautiful blog! She has an amazing collection of sentimental vintage treasures that she incorporates into her lovely home. Also, be sure to visit the links at the end of this post for tons of spring ideas from a talented group of bloggers!
If you are just arriving from Marty’s Musings Welcome! Marty’s home is always so beautiful and I am sure you loved her mantel!
Since we aren’t leaving our house much these days, I challenged myself to decorate my mantel with things I already owned. Hopefully, I will inspire you to pull out some of your accessories and try a new look…
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A Simple Spring Mantel with White Pitchers and Flowers:
For my first attempt at decorating a spring mantel, I pulled out my collection of white pitchers. I filled the center one with some artificial flowers I had in my storage. Since I haven’t bought any fresh flowers recently, the artificial ones were my only choice anyway. Last year, I used the same flowers for my Easter table.
To add some height in the middle, I propped up a window pane mirror. Recently, I used that for a spring tablescape.
Since my fireplace stone is on the dark side, all the white stands out and feels fresh for spring!
Since I had plenty of time…(I mean, who doesn’t these days), I also tried a spring look using some of my blue and white pieces…
Spring Mantel with Blue and White:
Once again, I pulled out all the faux flowers…
If you read my blog, you know that I collect blue and white pieces.
For this version, I left the window pane mirror and just switched out a few of the white pitchers for blue and white accessories. Then I simply gathered up my faux orchids and hydrangeas…
With just a few changes, I had two different looks.
It’s always fun to shop your home, isn’t it? Hopefully, I inspired you to look through your collections to find new ways to display them. If you are like me, you will enjoy escaping reality for a bit!
Once again, thank you to Paula from Sweet Pea for hosting this Spring Ideas Tour! Please be sure to visit the rest of the participants in the links below throughout the week!
Monday – Mantels:
Tuesday – Tablescapes:
Wednesday – DIY:
Thursday – Recipes:
Friday – Porches and Decks:
What areas are you decorating for spring?
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