Spring Vacation Mantel

I finally got around to decorating my mantel for spring.

I just used things from around the house, so the mantel ended up being more “vacation” than spring.

But since we usually take a spring vacation to the islands, this mantel is “spring” to me!

It kind of says “Calypso in the Country”…LOL!

I have had the Homegoods shell prints laying around the house forever.  One was hanging in the dining room for awhile.

But nothing in my house stays in one spot forever!

Oh Rosie, are you trying to get in another picture?

She follows me everywhere!

You will have some glare when you have a cheap camera.

I did try to play around with the light setting a little. I know…such a sad attempt.

You know, it was sunny and 75 degrees here today!

Happy Spring everyone!

Have you decorated your mantel yet?




  1. Maya @ Completely Coastal
    March 20, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    Your mantel looks fabulous! I don't have a mantel…, but did some Spring inspired re-decorating, just shifting things around a bit. Rosie is soooo cute!!

  2. pam {simple details}
    March 20, 2012 / 10:05 pm

    So pretty & sentimental! I love that it reminds you of your island vacations! Clearly, Rosie is going to be your assistant! 🙂

  3. March 20, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    Coastal always speaks Spring to me!!! Thanks for sharing at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party…it's always nice to see you here.Blessings,Linda

    March 20, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    Wow your fireplace is huge!Cute lil Rosie looks so tiny sitting there hehe. 🙂

  5. Loretta
    March 20, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    Very nice, with Rosie being the crowning touch…way to go girl! lol! Hugs

  6. Coastal Cottage Dreams
    March 20, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    Love your mantel! I already decorated mantel in a Easter/spring motif.Rosie is so cute!

  7. Janette - The2Seasons
    March 20, 2012 / 10:53 pm

    If you need any more shells, just let me know. I'm in Florida bicycling for a few weeks. I'll pick some up for you!!!

  8. Dixie Delights
    March 21, 2012 / 12:05 am

    Lovely – the mantle and the pup :-)xo

  9. Olive Cooper
    March 21, 2012 / 12:35 am

    The mantle is wonderful and beachy.

  10. Carrie @ Hazardous Design
    March 21, 2012 / 1:10 am

    It looks lovely. I don't usually change up my mantel with the seasons, but you've gotten me thinking…

  11. Princess Kate
    March 21, 2012 / 1:44 am

    I love both the mantel and the dog. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Sand and Shells
    March 21, 2012 / 8:13 am

    Love your spring mantel… very beachy look! A style that I really love :-)))Happy Spring!Jutta

  13. Lisa Scibilia
    March 21, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    I love that spring to you conjures up island destinations!! Your mantle looks so pretty 🙂

  14. designchic
    March 21, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    How clever…love the shells and wonderful island touches!!

  15. Erica {let why lead}
    March 21, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    Looks gorgeous! Very Calypso, you're right. 🙂 That Rosie really is cute, btw.

  16. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 / 5:02 pm

    Totally LOVE IT! It is so fresh, can't wait to put out my shells! Rosie is cute, too! 🙂

  17. Barefoot in Blue Jeans
    March 21, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    It's really cute and fresh. Rosy looks cute too in this picture.

  18. beachcomber
    March 22, 2012 / 10:28 am

    love your beachy mantel! following on linky, i'd love you to follow me back on linky:)x

  19. the cape on the corner
    March 22, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    love this vacation mantel-especially since i'll be heading to aruba for the first time in less than a month. this is getting me right in the mood!

  20. natasha {schue love}
    March 22, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    Love your take on a spring mantelscape…it's gorgeous! And Rosie makes the cutest little fixture there! 🙂

  21. Scandi Coast Home Australia
    March 22, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    It looks soooooooooo good!I don't have a mantel so I will be looking for other surfaces to play around with. I am still going with a spring theme even though it is autumn here in Australia……………………………….TM xxScandi Coast Home Australia

  22. Laurel Stephens
    March 23, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    I'm trying to decide which I like best, those beautiful prints or that adorable puppy!

  23. Claire
    March 24, 2012 / 1:37 am

    Your mantel looks beautiful-but that pup-adorable-following you from SSS-stop by for a visit!

  24. sheri
    March 25, 2012 / 12:09 am

    I haven't been by your blog in ages – it's like a breath of fresh air 🙂 Love the mantel my friend – very spring.

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