Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Decor

When I decorated my mantel in January my goal was to keep it mostly seasonal neutral with a few elements that could be changed throughout the year.

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I had a lot of fun adding some spring touches.

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The vase had some springy flowers from last year added.

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A painted and distressed wooden bowl on a candlestick now holds brown paper filler and two painted wooden eggs.

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The lantern has more filler and three more of the eggs. I had fun painting these a while back while my niece spent a few days with us. I painted them in muted pink, green, yellow, blue and brown, and then speckled them with dark brown.

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In my dining room I really wanted to brighten things up. I love having so much red in my house, but sometimes it starts to feel a little dark.

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My burlap roses were joined by cut up pieces from last year’s mantel garland.

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I usually have a large and small heart shaped You Are Special plates hanging on the plate rack, but felt that they were too dark next to so many light touches, so I swapped them out for two plates from my great-grandma’s china.

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On my buffet I grouped my bird houses and nest from last year’s spring mantel with more cut up pieces from the garland.

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The opposite side holds an old mason jar with raffia filler and more garland, another bird house and a word art that my mom gave me for Christmas. You can see on the shelf just beyond that I have a neat stoneware crock with muslin roses and more garland. Behind it is my “Simplify” sign.

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Across the mirror I hung my mom’s Pottery Barn knock-off Happy Easter eggs.

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And some happy white tulips completed the springy touches on the table.

I love looking around at all the lighter colored touches and feel like they really brighten up our house. And the best part? With all this decorating, the only items I purchased this time around were the tulips and the jar they’re in.

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