Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Mantel

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!
My Spring mantel was my guest post earlier this month on Remodelaholic.
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.
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.
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!
For fake lemons, I think these look pretty realistic!
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.
The little mercury glass votive holders are filled with moss.  I just took a handful and stuffed it in!
Here's an overall view:
I think these Spring branches are a nice addition.
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?
.I've linked this post up to:


quite contrary said...

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

Val said...

Gorgeous!! Your images are always so beautiful!

Jen said...

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

southerninspiration said...

Looks GREAT!

Ms. Bake-it said...

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

~ Tracy

Jacky said...

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!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

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

Kristen {a little ditty} said...

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

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

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

carol said...

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

Urban Paint said...

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

Kerri said...

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!

-Kasey said...

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

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I love the mantle girl. And your style.

thu said...

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! ;)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

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

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Welcome back, love the spring mantel.

Just B @ Love Where You Live said...

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. :)

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

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

Centsational Girl said...

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


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

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

Doreen Grace said...

I love the fireplace!

Nicole said...

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

Amanda said...

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".

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

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!

Sara said...

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!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

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

Sami said...

A very beautiful mantle. I am loving the lemons.

Olive Cooper said...

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

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

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

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

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


Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

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

nancy said...

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

craftycreative said...

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

Nat's Nest said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

jennifer.anunson said...

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

alissa said...

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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