Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Mantel 2016



I am finally getting around to posting about the spring décor on my mantel for this year.  I decorated it just before Easter but haven't had a chance to share it until now.







I started by bringing down this sunburst mirror which usually hangs in an upstairs bedroom.

I thought it made the scene more spring-like than the black mirror I've had here for ages.

Although I have now removed all my other Easter décor, I did leave these 2 little bunnies on my mantel.

Easter was so early this year, I needed to enjoy them a bit longer.

Two faux candles and a wooden lantern sit on one side of the bunnies.

A faux grass orb was placed on top of a decorative votive holder inside the lantern.

Another lantern and faux spring blossoms adorn the right side of the mantel.



The full view.

The hearth got a spring treatment as well.

This decorative box has been fun to dress up for different occasions (as seen in my last post).

This fluffy cream-coloured throw was a recent birthday gift from my daughter.

Along with it, I added a book, a white bird, faux tulips and green garden ball to the box.



Next to the box, I filled a metal container with real pussywillow branches.

LED branch lights add some ambiance to the arrangement.

A cozy throw and love pillow accent this comfy chair next to the fireplace.

This time, I chose to leave the curtain rod beneath the mantel unadorned but it does come in handy for Christmas stockings and other seasonal décor when desired.

I also always have a string of white mini-lights along the back of the mantel.  I need to come up with a better system but you can see below how the cord goes along the side and is covered by the mirror and then the vase on that side of the fireplace.

And also just to show you some real life in front of the Spring Mantel - here is a pic from last week that I snapped with my cell phone. It is my birthday tablescape which I set-up quickly when Mr. Delight said he would cook me a steak & crab dinner for the occasion.
 
The charger plates were a birthday gift from my son - there will be an upcoming tablescape post showing them in better detail so stay tuned.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my spring mantel for 2016.

Thanks for visiting!
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13 comments:

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I always enjoy seeing what you come up with on your mantel. Love the sunburst mirror on there and the double lanterns with the grass orbs. I don't know if I've ever seen grass orbs before- what a great accent! Those chargers were a wonderful gift from your son! Happy belated birthday wishes to you!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Love your bunnies and candleholders! We see bunnies all summer at our cottage, so I think you can definitely leave them up beyond Easter. Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Your mantel looks so pretty, Lori. What a great sunburst mirror. It looks like a giant Spring flower. All of the greens and whites sing Springtime, and what a good way to use the decorative box on the hearth.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You have a lovely mantle and I was admiring the brick work as well.
Love how you are using green and white in the mix of things too, such soft and soothing colors.
The sunburst mirror is wonderful!
Thank you so much for joining us in TOHOT!
Jemma

Stacey said...

This is beautiful! The new mirror is perfect and I think I've said this before but I love the stone on your fireplace. Love the way you did the hearth too..very inspiring to me. :)

Happy TOHOT. Pinned.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful mantle scene! Love the beautiful sunburst mirror, and peaceful, pretty colors you combined to create the vignette! ~Rhonda

Laura said...

So glad you shared this at TOHOT.
Your mantel is stunning, and I love the mirror.
I also love all of the green- one of my favorite spring colors.

Laura
White Spray Paint
TOHOT



Christine Graves said...

Great Spring touches! I am totally loving those lanterns and your bunnies. You said you were gonna try and come up with a better plan for those string of lights because of the cord? Have you visited the fairy garden section of craft stores? They have these tiny tiny lights that are battery operated, I just thought those might be what your looking for.

Have a good day!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous mantel. I adore all the touches of spring green.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Everything looks lovely and colorful, just as it should for Spring. I took
my Easter stuff down right after Easter, but did leave a lil bunny casserole dish, cause like you I wanted to enjoy him a bit longer, and he
was perfect for the spot I had him and couldn't find anything I really
liked better there..........lol

Have a sweet day,
Blessings, Nellie

Pam Richardson said...

Lori, what a beautiful spring mantel! Love the lanterns. Happy belated birthday!
Blessings,
Pam @ Everyday Living

Suzy said...

All the greens and the whites shout "Spring". You are right, Easter was so early so I just took mine down this week too.

Mimi said...

Your mirror is divine Lori! Thanks for linking at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx