Hi friends! We are officially a day into spring. Yay! Did you get your free Rita’s Water Ice yesterday? Is that just a regional thing here in PA? Mmm, I love Rita’s but the lines were so long so I skipped the free water ice. Free is nice but time is money, now isn’t it? Anyway, a day into spring and I am already getting so behind on posting my spring projects. Life is just flying by so stay tuned as I try to get the projects up starting with our farm fresh Easter Mantel…
I went hard on the Easter theme over a general spring theme. You can see there are eggs everywhere. I couldn’t resist lining the mantel in all of my vintage egg baskets and flea market coop finds.
I don’t know if I will ever get sick of chicken coop wire. I love it. Oh and this little basekt sent me on a wild goose chase. (Duh, that wasn’t an attempt at a lame poultry pun.) Seriously, I bought it last fall and tucked it away for Easter decor. I about threw in the towel on finding it. Then I did some garage purging last weekend and it surfaced amongst the other farmy decor. Obvi.
This is another adorable small egg basket. I switched it up with moss balls instead of more eggs.
I also had a wiry canning jar holder that supports our jar turned vase full of felt roses. Do you like how it is all framed out in my favorite aqua color? So springy! The aqua frame is made from old door molding found in that color and condition at the salvage.
In the center of the mantel is a pink chicken coop baby carriage. Have you ever seen such a thing? I put a ceramic baby chick in there. Maybe a little bit creepy but whatever we are celebrating new life in all forms here! Not all babies are cute. Sorry chickadee.
All of the “grass” in the baskets are phonebook pages that we shredded. Which I’ve learned also makes great shipping material. And the vintage handpainted daisy tray has been floating along the mantel adding another pop of light aqua. I found it last year for 5 bucks and just love it.
With all of the pastels in place, the arrangement needed a dark color to ground it so I used faux moss flowers.
The box is an original vintage egg box, never used, and I have more than one so if you love it as much as I do, you can go snag it from my etsy shop in time for Easter. Here is what the graphics on top look like.
Another change this season is the brick fireplace. I finally painted it and am so glad I did. I don’t know what I was waiting for. We had acquired the painted red bricks when we moved in last year and I never liked it but wasn’t sure what I wanted.
I finally decided on painting the bricks with one coat of ASCP cream allowing the brick color to show through. So glad I did and hard to believe I waited so long because the simple change really brightens up the space and feels more like us. And yes that is another egg basket down there – larger size. How many egg baskets are too many?
Happy Spring! How have you been decorating for the season?
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