I am soooo struggling with getting in the Spring swing. I think it is our weather. Last year at this time I had already been working outside and mowing the lawn. Could be because last year on this date we were in the 80's...today, a high of 43! Tonight we are expecting some light accumulating snow and 24 hours later....severe storms, naturally! You have to love Tennessee weather.
Due to this lack of spring spunk I am late to the party on spring decor. I have never "decorated" the mantel for Spring before, but after seeing so many beautiful examples on blogs, I wanted to do a little something. So...here is my simple Spring mantel.
I will tell you the layout of our living room makes getting decent photos impossible. If I shoot the mantel, the glare from the front door makes everything washed out, if I shoot from the right to stay out of the shot, I am shooting into a full length door! Grrrr... The other option is to try photos on overcast days (I have had tons of opportunity with that lately) but that leaves you with dark, dark photos. Below you will find some examples of all of the above.
The mantel features the cherry blossoms I made recently....I have so enjoyed the bit of color on those grey days lately.
There is only 1 new item on the mantel....the rest is found or thrifted or shopped for here at home. Low, low cost....gotta love that!
I made the little birdhouse years ago by updating a plain Michael's birdhouse with homemade clay elements. The ceramic basket in the center is a Goodwill special. As is the adorable wreath behind it. The little bird is the new item. I had purchased him a while back and did not realize until after I put everything on the mantel he has dimension almost like my eggs, weird but cool.
Topping off my moss ball filled ceramic find are the dimensional eggs I blogged about here .
The bunny in the terrarium is also a GW thrifted find....I love that he is waving :)
So, that is my ode to Spring mantel. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!