I’m definitely doing some spring decorating this year – I’m ready to wave goodbye to the cold & gray weather and welcome the spring blooms and sunshine, aren’t you? So I shopped the house, crafted a sweet banner, got out a few Easter-themed decorations, added greenery and flowers, and – voila! An Eclectic Spring Mantel.
Ha! Don’t you love how I’m calling it ‘eclectic?’ That’s just a fancy way of saying I can throw anything I want up there and call it planned.
One of the things I’m really loving is this easy spring banner I made with some jute upholstery webbing I had on hand. I know you can probably figure out how to make it yourself, but I’m still going to share the how-to with you next week- you know, to save you all the heartache that comes from having to do your own measuring.
But my favorite thing is being able to finally use this terrarium that I’ve had for years. I have tried real plants and ironically, they don’t do well in this terrarium. The answer seems to be moss rocks and preserved ferns. Works for me!
Since I used some springy colors in the banner, I added a couple of pastel eggs – and adding these colors are way out of my normal comfort zone, let me tell you. Livin’ on the wild side here. (Not sure what I’m talking about? You can see one of my past spring mantels here, a summer mantel example here, and a fall mantel here.)
After adding living things in the form of an ivy topiary and a bunch of $3.99 Trader Joe’s flowers (love the flowers at TJs) I called it good.
Here are some of my other spring updates, which mainly consist of greenery and moving things around, like bringing the thrift store duck I painted front and center on a side table and adding a few white things. And see that black egg under the cloche? That’s a real Emu egg that’s been in storage since I taught preschool. Doesn’t it look like a Victorian specimen under the cloche?
Are you adding any color, greenery, or lighter decorations for spring?
I’m sharing this at Fabulously Creative Friday and Monday Funday
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