Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Mantel

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I'm back from vacation and slowly catching up on work, emails, blog reading, and laundry.  The hot weather in Arizona was exactly what I needed.  It felt great to get away!
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My Spring mantel was my guest post earlier this month on Remodelaholic.
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Spring is here and my mantel was in need of a new look.  I decided on yellow and green as a theme (because what's more Spring than that?!) and went from there.
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I didn't have to buy a thing for my Spring mantel - everything came from around the house.  I use the apothecary jars on my mantel a lot and just change out the fillers to match the season.
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I printed these botanical images out from Vintage Printable.  If you've never checked out their site, you are in for a treat.  There are thousands of images you can print out for free!
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For fake lemons, I think these look pretty realistic!
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I've had this ivy plant for a while now and have been meaning to replant it to a different container with a topiary form.  But for now I think it looks great on the mantel.
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The little mercury glass votive holders are filled with moss.  I just took a handful and stuffed it in!
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Here's an overall view:
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I think these Spring branches are a nice addition.
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Happy Spring!  I hope it's starting to warm up where you are.  Unfortunately it's a cold week here in Michigan.  It has to warm up soon, right?
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38 comments:

  1. where did you get the fake lemons, the silver birds, and the moss? I want all of the above :)

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  2. Gorgeous!! Your images are always so beautiful!

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  3. Fresh and fun...just like spring! Glad you had a nice vacation!

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  4. I love the fresh and clean lines of your spring mantel. Love the birds!

    ~ Tracy

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  5. I love the seasonal mantelt pics, inspires me to liven up the area around my TV. The space is not a mantel but similar in layout. Thanks!

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  6. Beautiful Alissa! I love the botanicals you printed out (I always forget about that website) and the funky glass taper holders!

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  7. Looks great, Beege! Those lemons do look pretty real, I would like to get some of those!

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  8. Love it. Your mantel looks fantastic. Love the touches of yellow. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

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  9. This is beautiful! I love the rich colors and the simplicity ... just like spring! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. absolutely awesome! love the idea of switching up the mantle for the season :)

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  11. YOur mantel looks so fresh and pretty. Thanks for the link to the pictures. I've been looking at books in consignment shops trying to find an inexpensive way to make a couple of pictures for my kitchen. I'm excited to check out the link! THANKS!

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  12. Love your mantel. It's so fresh and fun! You can never go wrong with limes and lemons. :)

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  13. oh i always love the look of apothecary jars... the lemons give it such a lovely spring gesture.. now if only spring will permanently come! ;)

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  14. Love this! The lemon and limes really had such great color.

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  15. Welcome back, love the spring mantel.

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  16. Love the fresh citrus colors and the birds, so appropriate for Spring. You've done a great job of decorating a mantle where a television is an issue. That's not easy to do. :)

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  17. What a lovely mantle!! Love the mix of green and yellow. Hope you had a great trip :)

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  18. Gorgeous! Amazing what a few fresh touches of green and yellow can bring, love it all! Thanks for linking up to the party!

    xo
    Kate

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  19. Fresh and pretty! Love the citrus and mercury glass. Here from Centsational Girl's link party.

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  20. Fabulous! Thanks so much for the tip on Vintage Printables. This is just what I needed!!

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  21. Looks great! The lemons look much more real than any of the ones that I've been able to find. I lveo the vintagey feel of the botanical prints too. Its always nice to see a Spring display that isn't too "Eastery".

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  22. Love it! So simple yet such a big impact!! I love that you have decorated your mantle around your tv! I feel like it is a sin in the blog world to have your tv above the mantle! I have mine there and I love it and I just decorate around it!

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  23. I love the lemons! Why didn't I think of that? I have two empty vases on my mantel and now I know what to fill them with!

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  24. Your fake lemons look so realistic! Love how you incorporated the lemons and limes into your mantel display. So simple but so refreshing!

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  25. A very beautiful mantle. I am loving the lemons.
    ~sami

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  26. I love the lemons and the fresh take you have going on the mantle.

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  27. This is gorgeous!! Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

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  28. Lovely and fresh for Spring! I really thought your lemons were real! Good job!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  29. It looks great! Love the lemons, might have to get me some of those!

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  30. OK where did the lemons come from?? Everyone is ga-ga over them. But ofcourse it all looks very good.
    MOM

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  31. I LOVE all the green!! Your mantel looks wonderful :)

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  32. Saw you featured on Censational Girl. Love the fruit display!

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  33. I love the birds and lemons , they do look real. Where did you get both?

    sgris41768@aol.com
    Vicky

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  34. I love what you did with your mantel. What color of paint is on the wall above the mantel?

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  35. Thanks Jennifer -
    The paint color is Benjamin Moore; Huntington Beige HC-21. If you look on my sidebar for my kitchen tour you can see more of the color. Hope that helps!

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