After my bridal shower, the house was in total disarray for a day or two. It was great to find a new place for everything, purge some old hand-me-downs and do some Spring cleaning along the way.
With Spring cleaning, came a new Spring mantel (although it continues to snow here and stay in the 30’s…ho hum). I have to admit that I halfheartedly put an Easter mantelscape together last week but I was totally uninspired by it…so I took it down before Easter even came. And up went a simple scape consisting of live plants with our new painting as the focal.
I found inspiration in the painting’s color palette and went from there. By the way, doesn’t mini Wilson look so much like real life Wilson?
Since spring has been so slow to show around here it is nice to have it on display right on the mantel, live plants and all.
These little ferns, succulents & baby tear’s in the galvanized buckets were also left from the shower. I just love ’em.
It actually occurred to me that just about everything on this mantel was given to me at some point or another! That’s why you should always shop around your home first when ready for a new look or vignette. The props you need are probably already there.
The beautiful, blooming Kalanchoe was left over from a photo shoot a couple of weeks ago. I used a few vintage canisters as planters. That is actually a great use for an incomplete set of canisters or one where the lid is lost. You know, put a plant in it!
This bottle was left over from an engagement gift we received last spring. Once we finished the rhubarb alcohol (sold locally at Art in the Age) I couldn’t toss the bottle. The graphics & label are too cool.
And this peacock feather was left over from another wedding. Perfect in what else but a blue ball jar.
A subtle nod to Easter comes in the form of this wire chick. Instead of eggs, she’s displaying ice blue vintage camera bulbs that once belonged to Ryan’s father.
And that is what is happening on the Spring mantel. What’s on yours? Did you go all out with Easter decor?
Linking to Jennifer Rizzo