Friday, March 21, 2014

Fireplace Decorated for Spring

 

Using neutral colours with touches of green, I was able to decorate our fireplace for spring with a look that coordinates with our living room décor.

Let me show you the details.

 
 
A boxwood wreath, a bunny and a birdcage with white mini-lights were the basis for my spring mantel.

 
 
I've mentioned before that I always have white mini-lights on my mantel and incorporate them into the various seasonal décor.
  Here, I wound them into a birdcage and added some ivy and two little birds.
 
 
 
On the left side of the mantel, sits a bronze-look bunny peeking out from some tulips and ivy.
 
 
Beside the bunny are two faux candles. 
 I just love these kind (Reallite) as they have a realistic looking flickering flame.
Some of the mini-lights were tucked in amongst the faux tulips.


A spring mantel isn't complete without a nod to the true meaning of Easter so I placed my framed "He is Risen" and a cross in the middle.


Can you see the little nest I attached to the middle of the boxwood wreath?




On the curtain rod under the mantel, I wrapped these curly dried reed-type strips.  I think it adds a natural rustic look.

 
The hearth also got a few spring touches.
Some spring grasses in a brown vase.
 
The hearth lantern gets some Easter décor inside.
A little nest and faux eggs fill the base and a butterfly pin is attached to a pillar candle.
 
Happy Spring!
Thanks for visiting!
I will be linking this post to these terrific blogs:
Spring Mantels at Craftberry Bush
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Swing into Spring at DIY by Design
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush

7 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your fireplace looks amazing. I love the wreath and the mantel vignette is stunning. The reeds under the mantel are such a fabulous touch too. Love it all. Be sure to link this up to Inspire Me on Monday afternoon. www.astrollthrulife.net

The Tablescaper said...

Love your mantel. So happy to see that you will be joining Seasonal Sundays this week. Come on over!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Botanic Bleu said...

The wreath with the bird's nest is just beautiful. Your entire mantel says spring beautifully.

Judith

Alycia Nichols said...

Super nice! You did a terrific job! You'll be able to enjoy this for several months! I especially love that wreath! And what a cool idea to add the dried reed strips beneath the mantel!!! That really gives it a terrific dimensional look!!!

tablescapesbybev said...

Love all of your spring touches...I agree the true meaning is the most important part of your vignette.

Audrey said...

Love your mantel decorations, especially the unexpected dried reed strips beneath the mantel.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

srpprcrftr said...

I love everything I saw on your mantel, especially the fairy lights in bird cage, so pretty. I'll have to be doing that tomorrow to put on my "mantel" which is my shutter shelf. I have several metal wire cages and several ceramic birds so will have such fun getting it made up. On second thought I'm going to put bird cage on nook shelves in l/r where I can plug the lights in. Will make the shelves look festive and more noticeable. You have inspired me so much. Love your way of showing things. I have couple of faux candles also, will use them on shelf with the cage. Thanks for your inspiration. Happy Spring Pinning this