Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Spring/Easter Mantel

I've been slowly switching my mantel over from it's Valentine's incarnation to a more spring-like arrangement.  I really liked having all the pink up in our house.  I don't often decorate with pink, but an overhaul was long overdue.  Still I had to hold onto a bit of pink.  An orchid was just the ticket.

I love these orchids.  They're so easy to care for with just the addition of a couple of ice cubes each week.

I shared with you the Pottery Barn Inspired Moss Basket and Decoupaged Eggs here and here.  I placed the Basket to the side of my mantel.

I hung the Framed Easter Egg Roll Photos over the mantel.

I used these nifty brick clips to hang it.

Underneath the pics, I placed a cloche with some moss, a shredded paper nest, and some Robin's Eggs inside.
























I made a couple of birds with scrapbook paper and paper clips just like my Valentine's Love Birds.  I placed one on a rock candle holder for some height.

And here's my Spring/Easter mantel all finished.

Thanks for popping in and decorating with me.  I'm linking this up to Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday, Just a Girl's Show and Share Day, and Decor to Adore's Spring Linky Party.
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15 comments:

  1. Super cute! I am loving those birds!
    Lacy

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  2. I am with you, I had to switch over from icy wintery decor to spring and Easter. It was way past time. Looks so good.

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  3. What a beautiful mantle! It looks perfect for the season.

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  4. Oh, so lovely and very springie, you're ready young lady!
    Enjoy your week.
    FABBY

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  5. You did a really great job! Thank you for sharing this at Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

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  6. Looks "springy"! I am a sucker for orchids and the birds are so cute!

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  7. I need to go check out that moss basket...I love that! The mantel looks wonderful, such cute little birds!

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  8. I love your idea for egg hunt photos! Great use of the black and white - or is it sepia? Your mantel is lovely!

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  9. Love the cloche with the shredded nest...that is too pretty for words. What a lovely mantel! Thank you for stopping by my blog...I'm a boy mom, too! Isn't it the best? ; )

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  10. Hello, thank you for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours! Your mantel looks very nice and colorful. Nice job.
    Linda

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  11. How cute! I just love the little birds! {of course! haha!) I host a linky party every Tuesday at The Little Birdie, and would love it if you could join us! Here's the link to this week's party:

    http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-tuesday-linky-party-bamboo.html

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  12. I'm adding those birds to my list of projects, for sure! I've never heard of a brick clip - looks like it makes hanging a breeze! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. hiya sweet mantle and love the little birdies ,tfs, am visiting from amaze me monday and your newest follower , hope you pop by mine and follow me too
    xmaggiex

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  14. I love your Spring/Easter mantel.

    Dee

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