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Simple Spring Mantel – Decorating with Tulips

The grocery stores have been well stocked with tulips lately.  I thought I would buy a few and decorate my mantel for spring!

Spring Mantel with Red Tulips

I love using white pitchers.

Simple Spring Mantel with Tulips

I had these white pots stored away (from the last set of plants I killed).

So I bought a couple “supposedly” easy plants from Lowe’s to give them another try!

Simple Spring Mantel using tulips, black and white and a Round Mirror

And there you have my latest spring mantel!

Last year’s mantel was similar, if this one looks a tad bit familiar to you.  I decorated my mantel yesterday because I was having some girls over for a get-together last night.  I wanted my house to look festive and welcoming.  In fact, I chose red tulips because I still had my red roses left over from Valentine’s Day and I didn’t want my colors to clash!

Red Roses

They are opening up beautifully!

I love having fresh flowers in the house and it’s especially nice on a nasty winter day.  It’s cold and rainy here in New Jersey and we are under a TORNADO watch until 5:00 p.m.  How strange is that?  Did we move to the mid-west and no one told me??

Have you done any spring decorating?

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30 Comments

  1. Well I love red and they all look beautiful! Love the red and white mix on the mantel- it all goes great with the black accents. We're having nasty weather here in Michigan. I imagine it's headed your way, so good luck!

  2. I think your mantel looks fab! Those white pitchers are the perfect vessels for your tulips. I really like that beautiful mirror, too!

  3. Perfect way to add a touch of spring to your mantel…I love the natural elements! I've been adding a few to my house too. I don't remember ever being this ready for spring! ~Ann

  4. Ahhh so pretty. Tulips in a white pitcher are such classic gorgeous look too. Btw your new shutters are amazing too!

  5. I'm a huge fan of white pitchers. I can't seem to pass them up when I shop! LOVE your pretty spring mantel! Come on Spring!

  6. Tulips are my favorite, and the white pitcher is perfect. My hubby gave me some bright red ones for Valentine's Day and I put them in my blue and white transferware pitcher. I just wish they would last longer . . . They seem to fade quickly. Well, I hope yours stay longer than mine and that you enjoy your beautiful mantle!

  7. Wow – love the red tulips against the white pitcher along with the dark candlesticks – very nice. We are visiting from blog hop of Moonlight & Mason jars where we co-hosted this week.We'd love to see you join us at Simply BeBetsy – our readers would simply love it too!Best to you,Sharon and Denise ♥

  8. I love the spring mantel! The roses look great still! I can keep plants alive outside, but inside is another story!!!

  9. I love fresh flowers too, mantel looks good. I feel your pain were having tornado warnings here in northern california. Im sure its not as bad as over their though.

  10. Shelley, you make me laugh, always talking about the plants you kill!! 🙂 The tulips and white look so fresh and springy on your mantle I can't even imagine a snowstorm out your window! Gorgeous roses, too! Thanks for stopping by Best of the Nest!

  11. I love this color palette so much, the red is such a cheerful pop of color in the middle of winter!! And there is nothing like fresh plants. I have learned over the years thanks to my mom, that a lot of plants don't like to be moved a lot, so if you find a spot that they thrive in, keep them there. That has worked really well for me lately! Thanks for sharing your pretty mantle on Best Of The Nest Shelley!

  12. So pretty, especially the red tulips…my favorite color! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…blessings,Cindy

  13. The tulips add beautiful color to your wonderful mantel decor! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,Kathy

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