A Simple Spring Mantel

I thought I’d give you a peek at what my mantel looks like lately.  I seem to switch up my mantel more than anything else, for some reason I get sick of it quite quickly.

Although I change it up a lot, I keep a lot of the same pieces.  Mantle decorating can get expensive, so I tend to keep my favorite neutral pieces and pull them in for every season.


I saw this mirror at Ballard Designs and fell in love…


But at $379, it wasn’t an option.  So, my solution was a DIY wood lath sunburst mirror.


Definitely not as cool, but hey, it only cost about $10 and a few blood blisters from hitting myself with the hammer.  Ouch.

It’s huge though, and makes a statement.


add in my trademark white dishes…


A rustic antler pop for the hubby….


and a few greens…


and you have a fresh, spring-y mantel.


A cheap trick to finding white pitchers is to go to Goodwill and buy the ugly ones with a pattern on.  As long as there is no raised parts on the pitcher, you can spray it without anyone knowing.  Trust me, that little cutie used to be mauve and blue with hearts.  But she only set me back 49 cents.


I’m loving having real greens in my house.  I decided it worth it to spend a little bit more for live, oxygen purifying flowers and plants:)

I love them so much I just had to share a couple pics of the tulips I picked from our garden…


Mason jars make great vases:)


They make me smile every time I see them:)


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7 thoughts on “A Simple Spring Mantel”

  1. Renee Sylvers

    I happen to like YOUR mirror. :) I like how you put the jute (is that what it’s called???:) around the mirror to merge the mirror with the slats. And hide whatever needed to be hidden. :) It’s nice cause you could paint the wood too. I’m visualizing one with different widths of wood. Maybe one with various colors with the names of the colors on them (for a kids room). Or one with encouraging words on them like “Rejoice” “Forgive” or the fruit of the spirit or something. Hmmmm. I may have to get busy. :) Thanks for priming my creating juices Allie! Give my best to your precious family.

    1. Kristen, if you look on the bottom right hand side once you are in my blog, you’ll see recent blogs and it will list the last 6 or so blogs, or there is also an archives section where you can see them all. Also, I have a category cloud near the top right of the blog and you can click under different categories to see corresponding blog posts! Hope that helps?!? Thanks for reading!!!

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