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Saturday, April 5, 2014

It must be SPRING Mantel

Trees are blooming ... getting green leaves and pollen ... 
... it must be Spring!

Time to start some SPRING in the house by making the mantel bloom.

I hung my favorite summertime oil painting of Spring flowers for inspiration. I wanted to pull the aqua and yellow to create a simple, light and airy look.

I had yellow tulips, yellow chicks ... aqua Mason jars and a link of  metal flowerbed fencing that I had bought at the weekly 25¢ Thrift Store Sale ... yes for 25¢ ...

Sooooo, I zigzagged  the metal fencing across the mantel. 
It is covered with a thin coat of plastic which is brittle and making a mess all over the place, but it looks very time-worn-shabby and I love it.

... in the aqua Mason jars, I added eggs, lemons, Easter grass and stuck three yellow tulips in each and placed them in the zig or zag of the fence.

Rather than take a chance on misplacing the zinc lids taken off the Mason jars ... I just turned them over and stuffed grungy Primitive cotton rabbits in them ...would not be Easter without some "Prim" rabbits ...  
... and some pretty fuzzy yellow baby chicks ... and

... birds and bird nests ...

of course ... must have some tiny white lights to shine/show off the pretty jars.

The garden theme continues on the hearth.

 Happy Spring ...........

This header from an antique piece of furniture had some of the same colors to inspire me but could not find a good place to hang it. It just sits on the hearth to be enjoyed. 

Design is carved and not applied ... painted ages ago by a lady who did more recycling and re-purposing than any of us will ever do.

Hope you enjoyed our Spring mantel.
Thanks for stopping by.
Your comments make me smile.

Blessings ...
 Linking to: 
Ivy and Elephants
Lavender Garden Cottage





  1. That header is gorgeous. Love the aqua and yellow theme. Great idea of turning up the lids for little bunnies. And BTW, they are prim, not grungy :>)))

    1. Thanks Donna ... Prim sounds better, but they really are a little grungy ... will make change to Prim.

  2. Audrey, your mantel is wonderful. You have such talent for putting things together. The yellow flowers in the painting and the tulips are perfect together. The fencing is awesome! Love that little bird nest.

  3. Love how you zig-zagged that fencing and arranged your other pieces around. Those fuzzy yellow chicks are adorable. You have created a fine spring mantel!!!

  4. Audrey-- your mantel DOES look 'springy'!
    I like the colors and that little ambling fence is just so dern cute! --
    Had stormy weather tonight...and its been chilly here yesterday and today. We've had a fire in our stove! Can you believe it?
    Take care and have a blessed Sunday! Pat

  5. ...and you've accomplished "Spring" beautifully too!! Love the aquas and lemony yellows here.

  6. Your spring mantel is so sunny and cheerful! :)

  7. Love it, the tulips are fabulous and love the little bunnies. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party tomorrow afternoon. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  8. Beautiful spring colors, Audrey! Love the eggs in the jar and the paining is perfect!

  9. Yellow is such a happy color. Your mantel looks great!
    Chris =]

  10. Beautiful yellow sure works love your Spring mantel makes my day looking forward to Easter! Thanks

  11. Your mantel is absolutely wonderful, Audrey!! Love the fencing you used and the yellow tulips in the mason jars. Perfect!!
    Mary Alice

  12. i just love the fencing, audrey!

  13. Yes, I certainly did enjoy your spring mantel and hearth!! Looks so springy and cheery. Easter will soon be here! Nancy

  14. I love how you decorated your mantel for Spring! It's so cheeful with the flowers and little chicks. I think my favorite thing is the painting above your mantel. That's beautiful!

  15. OOO...I LOVE. IT !! So many great things going on here. You are so creative, you make it all work so well.

  16. I so enjoyed visiting you today, your Spring mantle is a glorious tribute to this time of the year-
    So vibrant, inspiring and creative!

  17. Love it. I really love that you repurposed the garden fencing.

  18. Love it all!! That painting is gorgeous and the little fuzzychicks are too cute:) I'm crazy about that furniture piece- what lucky find!

  19. Couldn't be more Spring! Beautiful painting, love all the yellow! Perfect!

  20. Adorable! I love how you brought the colors from the art, to the mantel, to the hearth...and the elements are all so charming! It says spring. :) Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday.

  21. Cute, cute, cute! I love your mantel, and the garden edging is the perfect touch.


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