Monday, March 31, 2014

My Spring Mantel ~

Hello, lovely friends!

Today I'm sharing my spring mantel with you all. 
I love spring even if it is taking its time to arrive this year out of doors it has at least arrived in our home! 

I pretty much just shopped around my home to decorate the mantel this year. 
The only new thing in the room is my area rug that I shared on my Facebook page a few weeks ago.

I'm all about bunnies, eggs, and birds for my spring/Easter decor.

I painted the little pot with Spa Blue acrylic paint by Americana and then glazed it with Brown craft paint by Craft Smart.

I took the bunnies from Olivia's nursery as she can now reach the glass pieces on her shelf. I also used books that I had in a decorative basket that had to be moved due to miss Olivia's crawling explorations around the house (smile). 

The decoupaged stones were from the same table as the books.

Old books from my coffee table that is now gone as well. I bring out the nest every spring now. It was a Goodwill find from a few years ago. I also painted the bird with the same blue and brown glaze as the pot with the eggs in it.

I kept my planter pots their original orange color but I really did think about painting them this year.

I was so inspired by Carol's torn rag garland over at The Polka Dot Closet that I made my own the very same week! You can see her post here. Thank you so much, Carol, for your beautiful inspiration.

 I just used fabric and ribbons that I already had on hand from other projects.

The fabric was from the lamp shade project and the carrots project that I made for Olivia's nursery (I have yet to share those posts).
Some of the ribbon is from our wedding invitations and programs. It makes me smile to think it's all made out of materials from two of the happiest moments of my wedding and my baby!

A closer look at the garland

For the garland ~

My supplies

I cut strips of fabric

And just started tying knots around a string the length of my mantel

My little assembly line of ribbons and fabric. I came up with my design based on the amount of ribbon and fabric that I had. I had much more ribbon than fabric.

I just love our living room all decorated for spring.

Have a wonderful day, friends!

Linking with ~


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks so pretty, Jamie! I love your rag garland. I've often thought about making one myself. Just need to get all those scrap pieces together. Can't believe Olivia is crawling already!

The Tablescaper said...

Love your mantel! So happy that you linked to Seasonal Sundays. Unfortunately those that link late to the party get less hits. Perhaps next week you could try to link earlier. The link goes up at 7 pm EST on Saturday evenings. Hope to see you then!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Whitney said...

It looks great, Jamie! I love the garland (and the new rug). :)

Cutesy Crafts said...

Oh my goodness! I love everything about it! Can you please come decorate my house for Easter? ;)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your living room and mantle are adorable! I love how you used and reused what you already have. Thank you so much for the shout out, you are always welcome to use anything from my blog...I am flattered


The Style Sisters said...

LOve all the springy details..I need to start doing some fun springy things to my mantle today!! I would love to have you join me for my Centerpiece
Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. Come on over


The Kim Six Fix said...

That garland is darling and I love all the little easter-y figurines! Very lovely!

Mindie Hilton said...

I can't sleep this morning, but the good news is I am up, and found your beautiful mantel at a linky party. If you have not shared it yet at Bacon Time, please do, the new party just started.

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty!

The Style Sisters said...

I am highlighting your mantle on Centerpiece Wednesday that is live now

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love your garland! What a cute room!

Laurel Stephens said...

I remember seeing your beautiful spring mantle last month, but I see I somehow forgot to leave you a comment saying how much I loved it. Silly me, more and more absent minded every day, it seems. :) I love it!